General Election: Ed Balls loses seat

Shadow chancellor loses by just 400 votes

Senior Labour figure Ed Balls has lost his seat in the House of Commons.

The shadow Chancellor lost to Conservative Andrea Jenkyns by just 422 votes.

Fighting back tears, Balls gave Jenkyns a handshake and a pat on the back. Addressing the crowd, Balls spoke of concern for the future of the UK, and said his personal loss was nothing compared to the loss he felt for his party after a disastrous night. “I am confident Labour will be back,” he said.

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