What does Ed Balls do now?

We all know the ex-Shadow Chancellor can throw some serious moves, but what else has he been up to since leaving office?

Ed Balls, Shadow Chancellor to Ed Miliband, was voted out as an MP in 2015. What has he been up to since then?

Strictly Come Dancing

Ed Balls' Strictly appearance is infamous in the political world. He survived until week 10. Youtube his rendition of Gangnam Style. Do it.

He's Chairman of Norwich City F.C

Alongside celebrity chef Delia Smith, Ed Balls is on the Board of Directors for Norwich City. Balls called his new job an 'honour and a privilege,' and the life long Canaries fan said his earliest ambition had been to play for the club - joining the board is the next best thing.


Balls has been appointed a Senior Fellow at the JFK School of Government at Harvard University. As well as this, he holds a role as a visiting professor at Kings College London. The positions are mainly honorary, with a little bit of teaching thrown in - but look great on the CV! Balls graduated from Harvard 25 years prior to his appointment.

London Marathons

Ed has run three London Marathons since 2011, raising £160,000 for charity WhizzKids, who he's a patron of. Ed is also Vice President of Action for Stammering Children.


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