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Forget the Labour leadership: the party needs to pick a Shadow Chancellor

Getting the centre-left to focus on economics is never easy—potential leaders should nominate a Shadow Chancellor to help

By Dan Corry  

Forget the leadership, where's the next Ed Balls? © LUKE MACGREGOR/WPA Rota/Press Association Images

Labour’s contests for leader and deputy leader are now in full and rambunctious swing—but what of our future Shadow Chancellor? With the party’s economic reputation in tatters, getting the right one is just as important as getting the right leader. It’s certainly far more important than the right deputy.

Restoring economic credibility will be a long, hard slog. Depressing as it might…

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