LSE public lecture
Date: Thursday 16 June 2011
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: Ed Balls
Ed Balls is the Labour & Co-operative MP for Morley and Outwood and Shadow Chancellor.
He was previously MP for Normanton (2005-2010) and Labour's Shadow Home Secretary (2010-11), Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (2007-2010) and Economic Secretary to the Treasury (2006-2007).
Ed brought together schools and children's policy for the first time in the Children's Plan and pushed through radical and progressive policies including raising the education and training age to 18, reform of the social work profession, establishing the support staff negotiating body and extra investment in youth services and short breaks for disabled children and their families.
In opposition (1994-1997) and then as chief economic adviser to the Treasury (1997-2004) Ed worked on policies including independence of the Bank of England, the windfall tax and New Deal jobs programme, Sure Start, tax credits and the national minimum wage.
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A transcript of Ed Ball's speech is available to download. Download The fork in the road – time for the alternative (pdf)
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