Balls Invades Leeds

Today’s Yorkshire Evening Post has a rather boring story about Ed Balls being concerned about local road safety. However being photographed at the “junction of Melton Avenue and Sharp Lane” he’s not actually in his constituency. Everything to the left of the motorway on this map is actually in Hilary Benn’s seat. It seems like a pretty basic error for an MP not to even know where his own constituency starts and finishes, but as so often with Ed Balls, this is surely too much of a coincidence…

When the result of the Parliamentary Boundary review is announced, Leeds is expected to lose one seat – which is likely to result in an all out punch-up between Hilary Benn, who is currently in Leeds Central, and Balls who only just retained his neighbouring Morley and Outwood seat at the last election. It Looks like Ed is already parking his tank… 



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Quote of the Day

Former Miliband guru Arnie Graf reveals Labour’s disconnect with the working class:

“On one of my trips to the U.K. in the autumn of 2013, I bumped into one of Ed’s strategists in Portcullis House. He asked me if I was assisting the staff on Ed’s trip that was to take place in a few days to one of the regions. I told him that I did not have knowledge of his planned trip.

He told me that Ed was going to give a talk at the region’s annual fund raising dinner and that prior to the dinner he had invited the media to join him at a local coffee shop to listen to a conversation he planned to have with a minimum wage worker. The point of the conversation was to show how difficult it was for a minimum wage worker to get on in life.

There was only one problem. No one had been able to locate a minimum wage worker for Ed to talk with.”

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