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Ed Balls
Ed Balls

Born: February 25, 1967 (age 47) in Norwich

Ed Balls

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Edward Michael "Ed" Balls is a British Labour Party and Co-operative Party politician, who has been the Member of Parliament for Morley and Outwood since 2010, and is the current Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer.

From 2005 to 2010, he was the MP for Normanton and he served as Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families under Gordon Brown from 2007-10.

Balls is married to current Shadow Home Secretary and fellow Labour MP Yvette Cooper.

In June 2007 they became the first married couple to serve together in a British Cabinet when Cooper became Chief Secretary to the Treasury.


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Balls unveils Labour’s proposal to save £400m

in Manchester ED BALLS will set out Labour’s stall on the economy today in a headline speech at the party’s annual conference in Manchester. The shadow chancellor will promise a five per cent pay..
City A.M. 57 minutes ago

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More power for London and the regions – but not for me

Labour’s on-message young star tells Kate McCann he’s ambitious for his party not the top job THE shadow business secretary has been hailed as his party’s next big thing so many times the joke is..
City A.M. 2 hours ago

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So much for being a friendly! Ed Balls leaves journalist bruised and bloodied after elbowing him in the face during charity match

so much for being a friendly! ed balls leaves journalist bruised and bloodied after elbowing him in the face during charity matchThe shadow chancellor left an opposition player needing treatment after clashing during an annual MPs versus journalists football match at the Labour Party conference.
MailOnline 2 hours ago

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Balls To Freeze Child Benefit To Balance Books

balls to freeze child benefit to balance booksShadow chancellor Ed Balls will tell the party's conference that Labour will "not flinch from the tough decisions" on the economy.
Sky News 2 hours ago

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'I'll keep the Tory child benefit cap, says Ed Balls in U-turn after four years of attacking Osborne's strategy

'i'll keep the tory child benefit cap, says ed balls in u-turn after four years of attacking osborne's strategyThe Shadow Chancellor will pledge to keep the cap of one per cent on child benefit increases, imposed on millions of families by George Osborne, for another two years.
MailOnline 3 hours ago

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Labour would cap child benefit rise

labour would cap child benefit riseReal-terms cuts in child benefit will have to continue for at least the first two years of a Labour government, Ed Balls will announce.
Belfast Telegraph 5 hours agoAlso reported by •Express and StarBBC News
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Labour faces accusations of u-turn after pledging to cap child benefit

Ed Balls to say 'we will not spend money we cannot afford' as he says Labour would cap child benefit rises at 1 per cent.
Telegraph.co.uk 5 hours ago
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Labour Plans Ministers' Pay Cut To Balance Books

labour plans ministers' pay cut to balance booksShadow chancellor Ed Balls will tell delegates at the party's conference that Labour will "not flinch from the tough decisions".
Sky News 7 hours ago
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Labour pledge: pay cut for ministers, child benefit cap, but more NHS cash

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls unveils plans for next parliament, while Ed Miliband highlights wages, health and 50p tax band Ed Balls, the shadow chancellor, will underscore his willingness to take..
guardian.co.uk 7 hours ago

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Labour Party conference: Ed Balls to set out plan to freeze child benefit

Child benefit would be reduced in real terms by an incoming Labour government, Ed Balls will announce on Monday as the party tries to convince voters it is ready to make painful cuts in order to..
Independent 7 hours ago

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Balls draws blood in football clash

Ed Balls leaves an opponent with a bloodied eye in the annual football match between Labour and political journalists.
BBC News 12 hours ago

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