Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Leeds to get Balls?

Last week Paul Linford speculated that Ed "I look like a school boy" Balls would be moving into the soon to be vacated seat of Leeds West now that John Battle has announced his plans to step down (or go to the House of Lords).

A usually reliable source has told me that this is not mere speculation and is effectively a done deal (bang goes the idea of Hull East). It also ties in with rumours that during the Labour Party conference Yvette Cooper was said to be hoping for the family to stay in West Yorkshire.

Personally speaking I'd rather he didn't find a seat at all, but I doubt that will happen. His appearance on Channel 4 News the other week when the tax proposal document was leaked was awful. he was like an excited little school boy who didn't seem to get the distinction between proposals and policy.

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