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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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Ed Balls has passed grade four piano. Congratulations to him

As one who also came to the piano late, I admire the shadow chancellor for his musical achievementEd Balls has just passed grade four piano, aged 47. I bow down before him. I decided to learn the..
guardian.co.uk 2 hours ago
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Ed Balls says Labour need to win in Crawley at General Election

ed balls says labour need to win in crawley at general electionSHADOW chancellor Ed Balls visited Crawley last Thursday and admitted the town is a key seat that Labour "needs to win back" at next year's General Election.And he wasn't afraid to get stuck in on the..
Crawley News 9 hours ago

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News video: Why Clegg was not at Autumn Statement

Why Clegg was not at Autumn Statement 01:55

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says he wasn't there for George Osborne's Autumn Statement as he did not want to "sit and listen to Ed Balls go on and on and on". Report by Fudgea. Like us on Facebook..
Source: ITN - 2 weeks ago

News video: PM accuses Ed Balls of 'maso-sadism'

PM accuses Ed Balls of 'maso-sadism' 01:21

PM says shadow chancellor Ed Balls' vow to be tough on the deficit and tough on the causes of the deficit made him "the first ever example of poltical maso-sadism". Report by Fudgea. Like us on..
Source: ITN - 2 weeks ago

News video: Osborne unveils Autumn Statement 2014

Osborne unveils Autumn Statement 2014 06:19

Chancellor George Osborne delivers the last Autumn Statement before the next general election with stamp duty, the deficit and help for smaller businesses in there. Report by Fudgea. Like us on..
Source: ITN - 2 weeks ago

News video: Ed Miliband dismisses plot rumours as 'nonsense'

Ed Miliband dismisses plot rumours as 'nonsense' 00:47

Ed Miliband dismisses reports of a plot by Labour backbenchers to oust him as party leader as "nonsense", insisting he is "absolutely" here to stay. Report by Fudgea. Like us on Facebook at..
Source: ITN - on November 7, 2014

News video: Spider photobombs Ed Balls on BBC News

Spider photobombs Ed Balls on BBC News

Ed Balls has been photobombed by a spider during a live interview on the BBC News channel.
Source: Press Association UK - on October 28, 2014

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Mansion Tax: set to rise at 2% per year?

A senior fund manager at an asset management consultancy is warning that mansion tax, if it ever comes into effect, could become inflation-linked and so have wider impact than had previously been..
Estate Agent Today 2 days ago

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Andy McSmith's Diary: Leaked – the site of Ed Balls' tête-à-tête with Nick Clegg

Ed Balls ruffled a few feathers in the Labour Party 11 months ago, when he disclosed that he had had a talk with Nick Clegg, seemingly about the possibility of Labour going into coalition with the..
Independent 2 days ago

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In the House with Stroud MP Neil Carmichael: Better links to the...

in the house with stroud mp neil carmichael: better links to the...A KEY part of the Coalition Government's education strategy has been to improve standards in our schools. Today, we have a million more pupils in good or outstanding schools – in the Valleys and Vale..
Stroud Life 2 days ago

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Boris Johnson: 'Ed Balls looks like he's having a surprise prostate examination'

Boris Johnson causes a stir as he tells a group of Conservative fund-raisers that Ed Balls looks like he is "undergoing an unexpected prostate examination"
Telegraph.co.uk 3 days ago

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Boris Johnson says Ed Balls has the look of a man undergoing a 'prostate examination'

boris johnson says ed balls has the look of a man undergoing a 'prostate examination'The Mayor of London stunned the room of Conservative party members with the comments, which he made at a fundraiser in Nottingham, East Midlands.
MailOnline 3 days ago
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Labour slams budget charter but still signs up

LABOUR yesterday signed up to the government’s new charter for budget responsibility, despite dismissing the coalition move as “a silly political stunt”. The new rules aim to end the annual..
City A.M. 4 days ago

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Ed Balls: Labour will back coalition charter on tackling deficit

Shadow chancellor says charter is consistent with pledge to eliminate structural deficit but would not be bound by timetable The shadow chancellor, Ed Balls, yesterday said he would support plans to..
guardian.co.uk 4 days ago
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Shadow chancellor Ed Balls talks the defecit during Hove visit

On Thursday 11th of December, shadow chancellor Ed Balls came to Hove. And in between the Labour front-bencher serving coffee to punters, Latest TV’s Flemmich Webb caught up with him for an exclusive..
The Latest 4 days ago

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Vince Cable warns of ‘ceremonial’ armed forces if Tory spending cuts go through

Lib Dem business secretary says George Osborne’s plans are devastating, foolish and ideologically driven The armed forces could be left with a largely “ceremonial” role if Conservative..
guardian.co.uk 5 days ago

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Ed Balls talks coffee and business as he learns to be a barista

A SHADOW minister learned to be a barista as went behind the counter and poured coffee. 
The Argus 1 week ago

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PHOTOS: Ed Balls visits Central Sussex College

photos: ed balls visits central sussex collegeGallery created by Crawley News
Crawley News 1 week ago

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Sky News presenter SLAPS anti-smacking student on live TV

sky news presenter slaps anti-smacking student on live tvTory Education Secretary Nicky Morgan insisted people should be free to choose how they discipline their sons and daughters. but Labour’s Ed Balls argued ‘it is wrong to smack children'.
MailOnline 1 week ago
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Ed Balls to serve coffee to small business owners in Hove today

Labour Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls is due to serve the drinks when he meets customers at a coffee shop in Hove this afternoon (Thursday 11 December). Mr Balls is also scheduled to meet entrepreneurs and..
Brighton and Hove News 1 week ago

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Ed Balls: George Osborne’s cuts will take UK back to depression era

Shadow chancellor attacks counterpart on ‘extreme’ plans as Ed Miliband is due to blast Tories for protecting the wealthiest Ed Balls has accused George Osborne of planning cuts so severe they..
guardian.co.uk 1 week ago
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Ed Balls to serve coffee in Hove

Ed Balls will join staff behind the counter of a Hove coffee shop later.
The Argus 1 week ago

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Ed Balls meeting college students in Crawley

Students at Central Sussex College, in Crawley, will meet Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls to discuss how the college is preparing them for the job market.
Crawley Observer 1 week ago

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