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Ed Balls

British politician

Edward Michael "Ed" Balls (born 25 February 1967) is a British politician. He was the shadow Home Secretary in Ed Miliband's shadow cabinet. He was born in Norwich, Norfolk and moved to Nottinghamshire during his childhood. He is the Labour Party[1] and was theCo-operative Party Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency of Morley and Outwood in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom.


Ed Balls

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Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer
In office
20 January 2011 – 8 May 2015
LeaderEd Miliband
Preceded byAlan Johnson
Shadow Home Secretary
In office
8 October 2010 – 20 January 2011
LeaderEd Miliband
Preceded byAlan Johnson
Succeeded byYvette Cooper
Shadow Secretary of State for Education
In office
11 May 2010 – 8 October 2010
LeaderHarriet Harman
Ed Miliband
Preceded byMichael Gove (CSF)
Succeeded byAndy Burnham
Secretary of State for Children,
Schools and Families
In office
28 June 2007 – 11 May 2010
Prime MinisterGordon Brown
Preceded byAlan Johnson (EaS)
Succeeded byMichael Gove (E)
Economic Secretary to the Treasury
In office
6 May 2006 – 28 June 2007
Prime MinisterTony Blair
Preceded byIvan Lewis
Succeeded byKitty Ussher
Member of Parliament
for Morley and Outwood
In office
6 May 2010 – 8 May 2015
Preceded byConstituency Created
Majority1,101 (2.3%)
Member of Parliament
for Normanton
In office
5 May 2005 – 6 May 2010
Preceded byBill O'Brien
Succeeded byConstituency Abolished
Majority10,002 (51.2%)
Personal details
Born (1967-02-25) 25 February 1967 (age 52)
Norwich, Norfolk, England
Political partyLabour Co-operative
Spouse(s)Yvette Cooper
ChildrenEllie
Joe
Maddy
Alma materKeble College, Oxford
Harvard University
ProfessionPolitician
WebsiteOfficial website
Ed Balls

He was first elected in the 2005 general election and held the post of Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families from June 2007 to May 2010. He was a candidate to become leader of the Labour Party in September 2010 and lost to Ed Miliband. Ed Balls lost his seat in the 2015 general election

ReferencesEdit

  1. Drury, Ian (5 November 2008). "Number of career politicians in Cabinet is 'deeply unhealthy', says minister Hazel Blears". Daily Mail. London. Retrieved 6 January 2010.