Ed Balls

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Could big beasts from Labour’s past walk into Keir Starmer’s cabinet?
With the party eyeing election victory, figures such as Ed Balls or David Miliband have been the subject of speculation

Jessica Elgot

21, Dec, 2022 @4:14 PM

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Making a Splash! The politicians who couldn’t say no to reality TV
Several current and former UK MPs have risked derision by appearing on shows such as I’m a Celebrity …

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

01, Nov, 2022 @3:18 PM

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Blair and former PMs should not act as political ‘figureheads’, says Ed Balls
Ex-Labour minister tells Hay festival that the involvement of former leaders in the ‘next phase of politics’ may not be sensible

Rachel Hall

30, May, 2022 @6:32 PM

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Ed Balls rules out political comeback for Labour in Wakefield byelection
Former shadow chancellor says he has ‘no intention’ of putting himself forward to stand for the West Yorkshire seat

Nadeem Badshah

22, Apr, 2022 @9:34 PM

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Ten tweets in need of the new edit button: from covfefe to Oscars selfie
As Twitter prepares to roll out its new edit function, a look back at the tweets that could have done with one

Matthew Cantor

09, Apr, 2022 @7:00 AM

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On my radar: Ed Balls’s cultural highlights
The author and former Labour MP on steamy hospital dramas​​, ​Stanley Tucci’s​ ​​charisma​​ and his current favourite cookbook

Killian Fox

02, Apr, 2022 @2:00 PM

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The week in TV: The Shrink Next Door; Inside the Care Crisis With Ed Balls; Beat the Devil; The Tower
A conniving shrink takes over his patient’s life as Will Ferrell and Paul Rudd reunite; Ed Balls gets to grips with elderly care; and Ralph Fiennes fumes in the David Hare play the BBC didn’t want

Barbara Ellen

14, Nov, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Ed Balls on his childhood look: ‘A wonky bowl! What was Mum thinking?’
The former cabinet minister recreates a childhood photo and talks about his journey from political ‘bruiser’ to Strictly hero and beyond

Harriet Gibsone

01, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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‘I could have had a midlife crisis’: Ed Balls on cooking and life after politics
He’s been shadow chancellor, and he wowed the crowds on Strictly. Now Ed Balls has written a book that’s part memoir, part cookbook. He talks about kitchen confidence, failing at diets – and why politics is still a hot subject for him

Ed Cumming

22, Aug, 2021 @9:22 AM

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Why Gordon Brown left the most famous dinner in politics still hungry
In a revealing new book, former MP Ed Balls unveils a twist to the infamous ‘Granita pact’ story

Mark Townsend

22, Aug, 2021 @8:30 AM

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US message to Britain in bilateral trade talks: it's us – or China
Proposed clause seen by diplomats intended to be a lever to deter closer UK-China relations

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

12, May, 2020 @5:30 PM

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Nobel prize-winning immunologist accidentally asks Twitter when he'll be able to get a drink
Australian Prof Peter Doherty, whose eponymous institute has led the country’s coronavirus research, lit up the internet with an Ed Balls moment on Monday

Michael McGowan

27, Apr, 2020 @8:37 AM

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