Edward Balls

Morley and Outwood Labour

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  • Voted strongly for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disabilityDetails
  • Voted very strongly for raising welfare benefits at least in line with pricesDetails
  • Voted moderately against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
  • Voted strongly against fewer MPs in the House of CommonsDetails
  • Voted very strongly against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per yearDetails
  • Voted moderately against encouraging occupational pensionsDetails

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Edward Balls never rebelled against their party in this parliament

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Labour MP for Morley and Outwood

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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

  • Secretary of State, Department for Children, Schools and Families (28 Jun 2007 to 11 May 2010)
  • Economic Secretary, HM Treasury (8 May 2006 to 28 Jun 2007)

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  • Has spoken in 18 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 63.18% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 48 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.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 731 times in debates — well above average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Apr 2014.

4. Sponsorship or financial or material support
(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 £15,655.53, including VAT, for period 1 May 2013 to 31 April 2014.
(b) Date of receipt: 1 May 2013
(b) Date of acceptance: 1 May 2013
(b) Donor status: company, registration number 03556095
(b) (Registered 29 April 2013)
(b) Name of donor: Ken Follett
(b) Address of donor: private
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £25,000 received through the Labour Party to support the Shadow Chancellor’s office.
(b) Date of receipt: 5 June 2013
(b) Date of acceptance: 5 June 2013
(b) Donor status: individual
(b) (Registered 21 June 2013; updated 27 June 2013)
(b) Name of donor: Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya
(b) Address of donor: private
(b) Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: £60,000 received through the Labour Party to support the Shadow Chancellor’s office.
(b) Date of receipt: 19 December 2013
(b) Date of acceptance: 19 December 2013
(b) Donor status: individual
(b) (Registered 17 January 2014)
6. Overseas visits
Address of donor: BM LFI, London, W1N 3XX
Amount of donation (or estimate of the probable value): total for flights, accommodation and transport; £1,000
Destination of visit: Israel and the Palestinian Territories
Date of visit: 14-16 July 2013
Purpose of visit: fact-finding visit to Israel and the Palestinian Territories.
(Registered 28 August 2013)
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 £2,800
Destination of visit: Washington, USA
Date of visit: 23-25 July 2013
Purpose of visit: Co-chair Inclusive Prosperity Commission and meetings with administration and other officials.
(Registered 2 September 2013)
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):£2,920 for flights and accommodation.
Destination of visit: New York, USA
Date of visit: 10-12 November 2013
Purpose of visit: Co-chair Inclusive Prosperity Commission and meetings with administration and other officials.
(Registered 27 December 2013)

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