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Ed Balls, Broadcaster, Writer and Economist

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Previously holding many high calibre cabinet positions, Ed Balls was an influential force within British government for many years. Previously the UK Shadow Chancellor from 2011 to 2015, and the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families from 2007-2010, Ed served many successful years in Westminster.

Ed was formerly the UK Economic Secretary and Minister for Financial Services from 2006-2007, and the Chief Economic Adviser to the UK Treasury from 1997-2004, during which time he was the Chair of the International Monetary Fund Deputies and UK G20 Deputy.

Now out of Westminister, Ed is still an economist and British Labour Party politician. He is the Senior Fellow at Harvard University Kennedy School's Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government and Visiting Professor to the Policy Institute at King’s College London. The politician actively blogs and writes speeches on the issues affecting the current economic climate.

Ed is married to Yvette Cooper MP, the Shadow Home Secretary, the couple have three children. Ed is also the club chairman of Norwich City. He is a member of the Privy Council and an Honorary Fellow of Keble College, Oxford.