The MP for Wallasey was a key shadow cabinet ally of Jeremy Corbyn until last month, when she launched a leadership challenge against him - though she has since bowed out in favour of another challenger, Owen Smith.
Embattled UK Labour party head Jeremy Corbyn is likely to win the party's leadership election but without the support of his fellow members of parliament, Brendan Chilton, general secretary of Labour Leave campaign group and a local party leader, told Sputnik on Wednesday.
Labour is so far from performing that role under Mr Corbyn's leadership that a new government, faced with the dual challenges of negotiating Brexit and maintaining the United Kingdom, lacks constructive criticism let alone serious challenge.
If members keep Corbyn, despite nearly three-fourths of his MPs voting against him, clearly the Labour Party has no unity.
He also claimed he was "just as radical as Jeremy Corbyn" and would unite the party following an acrimonious row between MPs and the leadership.
Despite the chaos in the Labour ranks, the poll of more than 1,000 party members suggested that 55% of members thought Mr Corbyn was doing well - up from 51% at the end of June.
As things stand, Corbyn is the clear favourite: a recent YouGov poll put the party's current leader 20 points ahead of his rival.
The enormous figure came as it emerged Mr Smith had won the nominations of at least 162 of the party's 230 MPs.
Labour MP Jess Phillips, who backed Ms Eagle, said she was "disappointed" there would be no female candidate but was now switching her support to Mr Smith. Ms Eagle, the former shadow business secretary, ...
Little did voters know that the two unsuccessful candidates in that election would become leaders of political parties.
She said: "Governing Britain is Labour's objective, and I am pleased to support Owen Smith as the party's next leader".
"Labour isn't on the pitch at the moment", said Mr Smith. With such a divide the party will have no choice but to split both ideologically and physically, with a majority membership continuing to be drawn to Corbyn's naïve idealist rhetoric while fellow MPs retain their disbelief in these same principles.
"Britain needs a competent Opposition led by someone with the skills, ability and judgement to shape and deliver the policies my constituents in Bristol South need on vital issues like housing, jobs and skills, and Owen Smith has my 100 per cent backing to achieve this".