11 year anniversary of Ed Balls Day celebrated

Ed Balls.

11 years ago today, Labour’s ex-shadow chancellor innocuously typed his own name into Twitter to search for an article about himself. Instead, Balls tweeted out his own name, and the rest as they say is history.

#EdBallsDay is celebrated on the social media app every year. After Balls’ highly-publicised stint on Strictly Come Dancing in 2015, the day has become known to more than just a political audience.

Current shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper, who is married to Balls, marked the occasion on Twitter.

Happy Ed Balls Day.