Is Ed Balls going to stand at the general election?


Cllr Jake Morrison with former shadow chancellor Ed Balls. Cllr Jake Morrison

Is former shadow chancellor of the exchequer Ed Balls going to stand for election at the general election on June 8?

He has not yet stated whether he will seek to find a constituency to fight, though he has never ruled out a return to politics. He lost his seat in the election of 2015, after which he spent his time writing, speaking and appearing on Strictly Come Dancing.

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