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Lawmaker to launch Labour Party leadership contest in UK

  • Britain's Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn looks on as miners parade during the Durham Miners' Gala in Durham, England, Saturday July 9, 2016.  Corbyn will face a leadership contest on upcoming Monday, from Angela Eagle, according to an announcement on Saturday. (Scott Heppell / PA via AP)

    Britain's Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn looks on as miners parade during the Durham Miners' Gala in Durham, England, Saturday July 9, 2016. Corbyn will face a leadership contest on upcoming Monday, from Angela Eagle, according to an announcement on Saturday. (Scott Heppell / PA via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE- In this file photo dated Tuesday, June 7, 2016, leader of Britain's Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn, center, party deputy leader Tom Watson MP, left, and Angela Eagle MP, Shadow First Secretary of State and Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, during a referendum event in London.  Corbyn will face a leadership contest on upcoming Monday, from Angela Eagle, according to an announcement Saturday July 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, FILE)

    FILE- In this file photo dated Tuesday, June 7, 2016, leader of Britain's Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn, center, party deputy leader Tom Watson MP, left, and Angela Eagle MP, Shadow First Secretary of State and Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, during a referendum event in London. Corbyn will face a leadership contest on upcoming Monday, from Angela Eagle, according to an announcement Saturday July 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, FILE)  (The Associated Press)

  • Britain's Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn, top centre, looks on as miners parade during the Durham Miners' Gala in Durham, England, Saturday July 9, 2016.  Corbyn will face a leadership contest on upcoming Monday, according to an announcement from party spokeswoman on business issues, Angela Eagle. (Scott Heppell / PA via AP)

    Britain's Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn, top centre, looks on as miners parade during the Durham Miners' Gala in Durham, England, Saturday July 9, 2016. Corbyn will face a leadership contest on upcoming Monday, according to an announcement from party spokeswoman on business issues, Angela Eagle. (Scott Heppell / PA via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn will face a leadership contest after the collapse of talks meant resolve a crisis brought on by Britain's vote to leave the European Union.

Angela Eagle, the party's spokeswoman on business issues, will launch her challenge to Corbyn on Monday.

Lawmakers passed a no-confidence vote in Corbyn's leadership June 28, but Corbyn refused to resign. Senior figures within the party then launched talks with Corbyn's supporters in the unions to negotiate a dignified exit for Corbyn and thus avoiding a bruising contest that would risk splitting the opposition party.

But the talks failed when Corbyn insisted he would stay "come what may." Eagle then stepped forward.

The party issued a statement Saturday saying Corbyn would not "betray the hundreds of thousands of people who elected him."