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August 24, 2015

Learning the piano, and the terror of performing Schumann in concert – my Gramophone interview

I started to play the violin from the age of seven, and played for about 15 years. I do have very good memories, though some bad ones too – in the school orchestra I scrubbed my way through a lot of operatic overtures and symphonies. [...]

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August 4, 2015

Lessons I learnt tackling financial crisis that never was – my column for the FT

One of the stranger experiences you can have as a Treasury minister is engaging in a tense discussion with the governor of the Bank of England about a problem that does not exist. [...]

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July 22, 2015

The risk of fumbling the Europe poll – my column for the FT

A national referendum is always a momentous event, and it carries monumental risks. To hold one such referendum in a generation is bold enough. Yet Britain is holding two in three years. [...]

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July 20, 2015

Ed’s interview with Jonathan Agnew on Test Match Special

Listen to Ed's interview with Jonathan Agnew on Test Match Special from the fourth day of the Lords test [...]

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Constituency News

May 22, 2015

Morley and Outwood Labour will be leading the way

It was great to see so many faces – old and new – at our GC on Friday. Clearly the General Election was a hugely disappointing result both here in Morley & Outwood and across the country. Locally we ran a fantastic campaign and we were a great team.  During the six [...]

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April 26, 2015

Wakefield Wildcats deserve their stadium

The Wakefield Wildcats and their supporters deserve a new stadium. That is why from the outset I have supported proposals for a new community stadium. [...]

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April 17, 2015

The campaigning continues – 20 days to go!

Our fabulous team at work in the office this week

We've had a great response all week on the doorsteps and phones across Morley & Outwood. Thank you to all the local activists who've been in to help or who are working on the doorsteps across the constituency. [...]

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