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Ed Balls says economic growth 'long overdue'

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls has welcomed the latest positive GDP figures but described them as "long overdue".

He said the coalition government had "started to claw back some lost ground," but more needed to be done to improve living standards.

UK economic output rose by 0.8% between July and September, official GDP figures show.

The Office for National Statistics said there had been a "fairly strong" performance across all sectors.

The data builds on a 0.7% GDP rise in the April-June period and is the best quarterly performance since 2010.

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