An interview with Ed Balls

Issue 129 (Winter 2008)

In the wake of the creation of the new, cross-governmental Child Poverty Unit and the implementation of the Children’s Plan, the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families Ed Balls MP is optimistic about the future. Labour has done a lot to eradicate child poverty since 1997, he says, and remains the only party with a true commitment to the cause. But the job is far from done. He answers here some questions from Gabrielle Preston.