Eagle voted for the invasion of Iraq in 2003 and repeatedly voted against various proposals for investigations into the war in 2003, 2006, and 2007. She voted in favour of bombing Syria in 2015.
In 2015 Eagle said Chancellor George Osborne has introduced his so-called “national living wage” too quickly and that this might have an impact on businesses.
Eagle was one of the MPs who did not vote against Conservative welfare cuts during Labour’s 2015 leadership contest – following Harriet Harman’s party line.
She supported the introduction of tuition fees under Tony Blair and supported raising them to £3,000 in 2004.
Eagle consistently voted in favour of ID cards and in favour of snooping law requiring the mass retention of communications data. She also supported the Blair government’s plan to detain people for 90 days without charge.
She backs Trident and has consistently voted against motions calling for it to be scrapped.