Shadow chancellor Ed Balls
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Labour conference: Ed Balls calls for stamp duty break

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls is to call for 100,000 new affordable homes and a two-year stamp duty holiday for first-time buyers to kick-start the economy.

Mr Balls will use his keynote speech to Labour's conference in Manchester to call for "urgent" action on growth.

It comes amid a row between Labour's leadership and the unions over backing for a public sector pay freeze.

Mr Miliband said Labour could not be dominated by special interests such as the trade unions.

Gary O'Donoghue reports from Manchester.

  • 30 Sep 2012
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