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Ed Balls Biography

Ed Balls

Age 56 years (.2023)
Height 5 feet 7 inches
Profession Former Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer
Weight 72 kg – 158 lbs
Birthday 25 February

Ed Balls’s Parent’s Family

Father Michael Balls
Mother Carolyn Janet Balls
Siblings 1
Brother Andrew Balls
Sister name yet to be uploaded

Ed Balls’s Relationship

Affairs/Girlfriend Yvette Cooper
Wife/Spouse Yvette Cooper (m. 1998)
Children 3
Sons Joe Balls
Daughter Ellie Cooper, Maddy Balls

Ed Balls’s BioData

Real Name Edward Michael Balls
Nick Name Ed Balls
Famous Former Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Date of Birth 25 February 1967

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Nationality British
Hometown Norwich, United Kingdom
Religion Cristian
Hobbies Traveling, Singing, playing cricket, supporting Norwich City, playing the piano, marathon running, cooking
Awards/Caste N/A

Ed Balls’s Source of money

Net worth $1 MIllion – $5 MIllion (.approx)
salary $1 MIllion (.approx)
Income $12 MIllion (.approx)
Appeared In yet to be uploaded
Source  Source Of Income Politics

Ed Balls’s Physical fitness

Eye color The Color of the Eye is dark brown
Hair color The Color of Hair is Black
body The body Complexion is slim
skin colour The Skin Color is fair
Body The Body Measurement is 34-25-32 inches
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Ed Balls’s Physical state

Marital Status/Date Married
Birthplace Norwich, United Kingdom
Height F 5 feet 7 inches
Height m 1.73 in meter
Height cm 173 in centimeter

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Ed Balls’s Qualification

Education Qualification N/A
College Keble College
University University name N/A
School Harvard Kennedy School (1990), Nottingham High School
Degree name N/A

Ed Balls’s Address

Country United Kingdom
Town Town name N/A
Ethnicity Ethnicity name N/A
Old city N/A
Address city Norwich, United Kingdom

Ed Balls’s Favorites

Food Fast Food
Actor Favorites Actor Elon Musk
Actress  Favorites Actress
Sports tennis, football, basketball, cricket
Song Favorites Songs N/A

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Personal Information

Edward Michael Balls is a British broadcaster, writer, economist, professor, and former politician who served as Secretary of State for Children, Schools, and Families from 2007 to 2010, and as Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2011 to 2015.

A member of the Labour Party and the Co-operative Party, he was a Member of Parliament (MP) for Normanton and later for Morley and Outwood between 2005 and 2015.

Balls attended Nottingham High School before studying philosophy, politics, and economics at Keble College, Oxford, and was later a Kennedy Scholar in economics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

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He was a teaching fellow at Harvard from 1988 to 1990, when he joined the Financial Times as the lead economic writer.

Balls had joined the Labour Party while attending Nottingham High School, and became an adviser to Shadow Chancellor Gordon Brown in 1994, continuing in this role after Labour won the 1997 general election, and eventually becoming the Chief Economic Adviser to the Treasury.

At the 2005 general election, Balls was elected as the MP for Normanton, and in 2006 became Economic Secretary to the Treasury.

When Brown became Prime Minister in 2007, Balls became Secretary of State for Children, Schools, and Families, serving until the 2010 general election; Labour was at that point defeated after thirteen years in government and returned to Opposition.

Balls were appointed as Shadow Secretary of State for Education under Harriet Harman and finished in third place at the 2010 Labour leadership election, triggered by Brown’s resignation as Leader of the Labour Party, after which he was appointed as Ed Miliband’s Shadow Home Secretary.

He served in this role until 2011 when he was then appointed as Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, a role that he held until he was unseated at the 2015 general election.

Following his electoral defeat, he became a senior fellow at Harvard University Kennedy School’s Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, and a visiting professor at the Policy Institute at King’s College London.

He was appointed chairman of Norwich City F.C. in December 2015, a position he held until December 2018.

In 2020, he was appointed Professor of Political Economy at King’s College London.

Balls was a contestant on series 14 of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, surviving until week 10, and in 2021 was the winner in the BBC’s Celebrity Best Home Cook. Balls’ father is zoologist Michael Balls; his mother is Carolyn Janet Riseborough.

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His younger brother is Andrew Balls, the CIO for Global Fixed Income at the investment firm PIMCO.

Balls were born in Norwich.

When he was eight years old the family moved to Nottingham where he attended Crossdale Drive Primary School in Keyworth and the private all-boys Nottingham High School, where he played the violin.

Raised as an Anglican, he read Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Keble College, Oxford, graduating with a First – according to John Rentoul in The Independent – ahead of David Cameron. Later he attended the John F.

Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, where he was a Kennedy Scholar specializing in Economics. Balls joined the Labour Party in 1983 while still at school.

While at Oxford University he was a partially active member of the Labour Club, but also signed up to the Liberal Club as well as the Conservative Association, ‘because they used to book top-flight political speakers, and only members were allowed to attend their lectures according to friends.

Balls was a founding member of The Steamers, an all-male drinking club, and suffered embarrassment when a contemporary photo of him wearing a Nazi uniform appeared in the papers.

In July 2004, Balls was selected to stand as Labour and Co-operative candidate for the parliamentary seat of Normanton in West Yorkshire, a Labour stronghold whose MP, Bill O’Brien, was retiring.

He stepped down as Chief Economic Adviser to HM Treasury but was given a position at the Smith Institute, a political think tank.

HM Treasury and the Cabinet Office subsequently stated that ‘the normal and proper procedures were followed.

Balls have played a prominent role in the Fabian Society.

In 1992, he wrote a Fabian pamphlet advocating Bank of England independence, a policy adopted when Gordon Brown became Chancellor in 1997.

Balls were elected Vice-Chair of the Fabian Society for 2006 and Chair of the Fabian Society for 2007.

As Vice-Chair of the Fabian Society, he launched the Fabian Life Chances Commission report in April 2006 and opened the Society’s Next Decade lecture series in November 2006, arguing for closer European cooperation on the environment.

Balls have been a central figure in New Labour’s economic reform agenda.

He and Brown have differed from the Blairites in being keen to stress their roots in Labour Party intellectual traditions such as Fabianism and the co-operative movement, as well as their modernizing credentials in policy and electoral terms.

In a New Statesman interview in March 2006, Martin Bright writes that Balls ‘says the use of the term ‘socialist’ is less of a problem for his generation than it has been for older politicians like Blair and Brown, who remain bruised by the ideological warfare of the 1970s and 1980s’.

In the interview, Balls said: When I was at college, the economic system in eastern Europe was crumbling.

We didn’t have to ask the question of whether we should adopt a globally integrated, market-based model.

For me, it is now a question of what values you have.

Socialism, as represented by the Labour Party, the Fabian Society, and the Co-operative movement, is a tradition I can be proud of.

Balls attended 2006, 2014, and 2015 Bilderberg meetings.

Party: Labour Party

Questions About Ed Balls

Who is Ed Balls brother?

Andrew Balls

What age is Ed Balls?

55 years (.2022)

Where was Ed Balls born?

Norwich, United Kingdom

Who is Ed Balls wife?

Yvette Cooper

Who is Ed Balls mother?

Carolyn Janet Balls

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