Good luck on Strictly, Ed

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Labour’s former shadow chancellor Ed Balls, who lost his seat in the 2015 election, is warning that Labour needs to focus more on the views of the wider electorate rather than just the party’s own members.

The party’s leader Jeremy Corbyn is set to call for Labour Party members to be allowed to elect MPs to the shadow cabinet.

But Mr Balls said: “When Jeremy Corbyn says it should all be driven by the members I think there is a real danger in that because if that allows you to become disconnected from where the voters are, you lose touch as a political party.”

“Lose touch?” At least one failed politician has learned the lesson.

Let’s hope his wife, Yvette Cooper MP and every one of our South Yorkshire MPs are also listening and learning that to ignore your core voters will spell further disaster.

Good luck on Strictly, Ed, you’ll find it harder than being an MP.

Terry Palmer

South Lea Avenue, Hoyland, Barnsley, S74