REUTERS - British opposition Labour lawmaker Angela Eagle launched her bid to take over the leadership of the party on Monday, saying its current leader Jeremy Corbyn was unable to defeat the ruling Conservative Party.
"Today I am announcing my decision to stand for the leadership of the Labour Party," Eagle said in a speech to kick off her campaign.
"Jeremy Corbyn is unable to provide the leadership that this party needs - I believe I can. I am not a Blairite, I am not a Brownite and I am not a Corbynista, I am my own woman," she said.
Corbyn was chosen as Labour leader last year on a wave of support from the party's most left-wing activists. But he has clashed with its lawmakers who overwhelmingly passed a no-confidence motion in his leadership. Many have accused him of not campaigning strongly enough to keep Britain in the European Union in last month's referendum.
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