Edward Balls

Former MP, Morley and Outwood

Morley and Outwood Labour

A selection of Edward Balls's votes

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  • Voted very strongly against greater restrictions on campaigning by third parties, such as charities, during elections Details
  • Voted moderately for more EU integration Details
  • Voted moderately against reducing central government funding of local government Details
  • Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VAT Details
  • Voted very strongly against university tuition fees Details
  • Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensions Details

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Edward Balls hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • Amendment of the Law 19 Mar 2015

    Will the hon. Lady confirm that on the statistical measure she has just cited, between the first quarter of 2010 and the first quarter of this year—from the beginning to the end of the Parliament—living standards have fallen not risen, on the basis of those numbers?
  • Amendment of the Law 19 Mar 2015

    The only way is up.
  • Amendment of the Law 19 Mar 2015

    The Business Secretary fought the last election on a promise to stop the Tory VAT bombshell and a promise to abolish tuition fees. Which does he think was the bigger mistake of the two?

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Former Labour MP for Morley and Outwood

Entered House of Commons on 5 May 2005 — General election

Left Parliament on 30 March 2015 — General election

Also represented Normanton

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Topics of interest

  • Education
  • Home Department
  • Education and Skills
  • Treasury
  • Work and Pensions
  • Building Schools for the Future Programme
  • Police: Manpower
  • Financial Services: Pay
  • Mental Health
  • Care Support Services

Other offices held in the past

  • Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer (20 Jan 2011 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Shadow Home Secretary and Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities (8 Oct 2010 to 20 Jan 2011)
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Education (12 May 2010 to 8 Oct 2010)
  • Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (28 Jun 2007 to 6 May 2010)
  • The Economic Secretary to the Treasury (5 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)

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  • Has spoken in 12 debates in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 62.79% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 51 annotations on this MP’s speeches — well above average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 17–18 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 144 people are tracking this MP
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 772 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 30 Mar 2015.

4. Sponsorship or financial or material support
(a) Donations to my constituency party or association, which have been or will be reported by my party to the Electoral Commission:
(a) Name of donor: Morley and Outwood CLP
(a) Address of donor: c/o Morley Labour Rooms, Unity Hall, 2 Commercial Street, Morley, Leeds LS27 8HY
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: money raised at and following a London fundraising event on 25 February 2014 organised by and for the benefit of Morley and Outwood Labour Party and in support of Dover and Deal Constituency and other Constituency Labour Parties. The total raised was £56,885.56 of which Morley and Outwood CLP received £36,885.56, Dover and Deal CLP received £12,000, and eight other West Yorkshire CLPs each received £1,000. (Registered 10 April 2014)
(a) This includes the following registrable donations:
(a) Name of donor: Ken Follett
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,600
(a) Donor status: individual
(a)  (Registered 10 April 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Stephen Kinsella
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 10 April 2014)
(a)  
(a) Name of donor: Neil Goulden
(a) Address of donor: private 
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,600
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 10 April 2014)
(a)  
(a) Name of donor: Alan McKeown Presents Limited
(a) Address of donor: 35 Paul Street, London EC2A 4UQ
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £1,700
(a) Donor status: company, registration 04443231
(a) (Registered 10 April 2014)
(a)  
(a) Name of donor: Martin Clarke
(a) Address of donor: private 
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,960 
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 10 April 2014)
(a)  
(a) Name of donor: Trust Reservations Limited
(a) Address of donor: 6 Oxford Street, Lambourn, Hungerford, Berkshire RG17 8XP
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,385.84
(a) Donor status: company, registration 03829637
(a) (Registered 10 April 2014)
(a)  
(a) Name of donor: Amanda Hughes 
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £7,000
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 10 April 2014)
(a)  
(a) Name of donor: Richard Greer
(a) Address of donor: private 
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £7,960 
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 10 April 2014)
(a) Name of donor: Sir Sigmund Sternberg
(a) Address of donor: private
(a) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £4,000
(a) Donor status: individual
(a) (Registered 23 March 2015)
(b) Support in the capacity as an MP:
(b) Name of donor: Bloomberg Tradebook Europe Limited
(b) Address of donor: City Gate House, 39/45 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1PQ
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Bloomberg terminal and pro licence; value £14,868, including VAT, for period 1 May 2014 to 30 April 2015.
(b) Date of receipt: 1 May 2014
(b) Date of acceptance: 1 May 2014
(b) Donor status: company, registration 03556095
(b) (Registered 27 May 2014)
(b) Name of donor: Ken Follett
(b) Address of donor: private
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000 received through the Labour Party to support the Shadow Chancellor’s office.
(b) Date of receipt: 14 July 2014
(b) Date of acceptance: 14 July 2014
(b) Donor status: individual
(b) (Registered 5 August 2014)
(b) Name of donor: Pricewaterhouse Coopers
(b) Address of donor: 1 Embankment Place, London WC1N 6RM
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: the services of a research assistant/analyst to support me in my opposition front bench role, secondment from 10 March 2014 to 20 June 2014, with a value of £18,375 and 9 July 2014 to 3 October 2014, with a value of £16,492; total £34,867
(b) Date of receipt: 10 March 2014
(b) Date of acceptance: 10 March 2014
(b) Donor status: limited liability partnership
(b) (Registered 6 August 2014)
(b) Name of donor: Simon Franks
(b) Address of donor: private
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £15,000
(b) Date of receipt: 24 October 2014
(b) Date of acceptance: 24 October 2014
(b) Donor status: individual
(b) (Registered 17 November 2014)
(b) Name of donor: Pricewaterhouse Coopers
(b) Address of donor: 1 Embankment Place, London WC1N 6RM
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: the services of a research assistant/analyst to support me in my opposition front bench role, secondment from 21 November 2014 to 27 March 2015, with a value of £29,295
(b) Date of receipt: 21 November 2014
(b) Date of acceptance: 21 November 2014
(b) Donor status: limited liability partnership
(b) (Registered 24 December 2014)
(b) Name of donor: Ken Follett
(b) Address of donor: private
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £10,000 received through the Labour Party to support the Shadow Chancellor’s office.
(b) Date of receipt: 5 January 2015
(b) Date of acceptance: 5 January 2015
(b) Donor status: individual
(b) (Registered 26 January 2015)
(b) Name of donor: Richard Greer
(b) Address of donor: private
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £2,500 received through the Labour Party to support the Shadow Chancellor’s office
(b) Date of receipt: 23 February 2015
(b) Date of acceptance: 23 February 2015
(b) Donor status: individual
(b) (Registered 23 March 2015)
(b) Name of donor: Pricewaterhouse Coopers
(b) Address of donor: 1 Embankment Place, London WC1N 6RM
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: the services of a research assistant/analyst to support me in my opposition front bench role, secondment from 12 to 30 March 2015, with a value of £16,695
(b) Date of receipt: 11 March 2015
(b) Date of acceptance: 11 March 2015
(b) Donor status: limited liability partnership
(b) (Registered 23 March 2015)
6. Overseas visits
Name of donor: Center for American Progress
Address of donor: 1333 H Street, NW, 10th Floor, Washington DC 20005
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, accommodation and transport with a total value of £4,069
Destination of visit: New York and Washington, USA
Date of visit: 7-8 July 2014
Purpose of visit: Co-chair Inclusive Prosperity Commission and meetings with administration and other officials.
(Registered 5 August 2014)
Name of donor: Center for American Progress
Address of donor: 1333 H Street, NW, 10th Floor, Washington DC 20005
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): flights, accommodation and transport with a total value of £2,535
Destination of visit: Washington DC, USA
Date of visit: 14-15 January 2015
Purpose of visit: Launch Inclusive Prosperity Commission report and meetings with administration and other officials.
(Registered 26 January 2015)
Name of donor: Franco-British Colloque
Address of donor: 86 East Lane, West Horsley, Leatherhead KT24 6LQ
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): food, accommodation and transport: approx. £840.75
Destination of visit: Paris
Date of visit: 15-17 January 2015
Purpose of visit: to attend the Franco-British Colloque’s 2015 Conference.
(Registered 23 March 2015)

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