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Labour conference: Ed Balls views from MPs and press

1 October 2012 Last updated at 13:39 BST

MPs, delegates and members of the press were asked for their views of the shadow chancellor, known as a bruiser but also with a passion for baking cakes.

Tom Watson claimed Ed Balls had a "brilliant mind" but was lousy at karaoke, while Jack Straw said "he has never bruised me".

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