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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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Homeowners in property worth over £3m to be hit with £10k tax

LABOUR would tax homeowners in properties worth above £3m over £10,000 on average per year, in some cases much more, according to research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Under the party’s..
City A.M. 7 hours ago

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Mansion tax can be deferred if you earn less than £42k insists Ed Balls

mansion tax can be deferred if you earn less than £42k insists ed ballsThe pledge comes amid a growing revolt among Labour MPs about the impact of the tax on people who have low incomes but find themselves living in properties which have soared in value.
MailOnline 9 hours ago

Videos for Ed Balls

News video: Ed Balls: EU Treaties On Freedom Of Movement May Have To Change

Ed Balls: EU Treaties On Freedom Of Movement May Have To Change 01:01

The shadow chancellor, Ed Balls, has said Labour should not rule out demanding changes to the European treaties necessary to bring about reforms in EU rules on the free movement of labour. His remarks..
Source: wochit - 6 days ago

News video: Deficit Challenge Looms For UK Parties Before Election

Deficit Challenge Looms For UK Parties Before Election

Prime Minister David Cameron's announcement of tax cuts has exhilarated his Conservative Party, but the sobering question of who can be trusted with Britain's public finances remains the key to next..
Source: Wochit - 3 weeks ago

News video: Ed Balls Talks About His Conduct on the Football Pitch

Ed Balls Talks About His Conduct on the Football Pitch 01:48

Ed Balls left an opponent with a bloodied eye in the annual party conference football match between Labour and political journalists.
Source: AOL UK - on September 23, 2014

News video: Ed Balls Apologises for Past Labour Mistakes

Ed Balls Apologises for Past Labour Mistakes 02:39

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls has apologised for 'mistakes' made by the previous Labour government
Source: Press Association - on September 22, 2014

News video: Ed Balls: Labour learnt from its "past mistakes"

Ed Balls: Labour learnt from its "past mistakes" 01:45

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls, told Labour's annual conference the party has "more work to do" to persuade people it can deliver the economic change people want to see. Report by Cordingleyj. Like us on..
Source: ITN - on September 22, 2014

 
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Mansion tax 'at least £250 a month'

Ed Balls says owners of properties worth between £2m and £3m will pay an extra £250 a month in "mansion tax" under a future Labour government - with higher rates for higher value homes.
BBC News 18 hours ago
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Ed Balls seeks to reassure London homeowners over mansion tax plans

Shadow chancellor says £2m threshold could be raised if house prices continue going up and says less wealthy can delay paying Ed Balls, the shadow chancellor, has tried to reassure London..
guardian.co.uk 20 hours ago
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Ed Balls confirnms Labour's 'mansion tax' plans

Owners of properties worth between £2-3 million would pay an extra £3,000 a year under Labour's mansion tax plans, Ed Balls has confirmed. But "asset-rich cash-poor" home owners will be able to defer..
Western Morning News 20 hours ago

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As Labour proposes giving football fans seats on club boards, would this improve the sport?

*Robin Osterley is chief executive of Supporters Direct, says Yes.* Pretty much everyone working in the game likes to argue that football clubs are a special form of business that hold a very..
City A.M. 1 day ago

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BLACK DOG: Truth dawns on debt gaffe Ed 

black dog: truth dawns on debt gaffe ed A Labour insider has explained Ed Miliband’s decision to call off a Shadow Cabinet reshuffle, writes BLACK DOG. 'He had already chickened out of sacking Ed Balls, who he can't stand.'
MailOnline 2 days ago

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Posing with Ed Balls, Reyaad Khan who 5 years later turned into jihadist 

posing with ed balls, reyaad khan who 5 years later turned into  jihadist Extremist Reyaad Khan met then-Education Secretary Mr Balls at a Cardiff youth club aged 15 - back when he dreamed of being Britain's first Asian Prime Minister and ridding the world of evil.
MailOnline 3 days ago
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Danny Alexander to take Lib Dem lead on economy in election campaign

Chief secretary to the Treasury will be partys main economics spokesman rather than business secretary Vince Cable Danny Alexander, the Liberal Democrat chief secretary to the Treasury, has won a..
guardian.co.uk 3 days ago

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UPDATE: MP Tom Watson attends Scunthorpe Labour Party's...

update: mp tom watson attends scunthorpe labour party's...LEADING Labour figure Tom Watson visited Scunthorpe last night. The Labour Party MP for West Bromwich and co-author of Dial M for Murdoch attended the fundraising dinner of the Scunthorpe Labour Party...
Scunthorpe Telegraph 4 days ago

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Ed Balls announces Labour export review on visit to Bristol and...

ed balls announces labour export review on visit to bristol and...THE Shadow Chancellor unveiled a review into how to help businesses export more during a visit to a Bristol company today.Ed Balls announced the plan while visiting TDK-Lambda at the Bristol and Bath..
Bristol Post 5 days ago

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Ed Balls: EU treaties on freedom of movement may have to change

Shadow chancellor says Labour must be willing to negotiate changes to secure fair movement of workers within EU The shadow chancellor, Ed Balls, has said Labour should not rule out demanding changes..
guardian.co.uk 6 days ago

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Ed Balls: EU treaty change needed to prevent free for all in labour market

Shadow chancellor says Labour must be willing to negotiate changes to secure fair movement of workers within EU The shadow chancellor, Ed Balls, has said Labour should not rule out demanding changes..
guardian.co.uk 6 days ago

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Labour sets out plan to reach 200,000 homes-a-year target

Ed Balls promises boost in capital spending as party prepares to publish review of the future of housing Ed Balls, the shadow chancellor, has promised a boost in capital spending on social and..
guardian.co.uk 6 days ago


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