Ken Follett donates �100,000 to Ed Balls’ Labour leadership campaign

BEST-selling novelist and Old Knebworth resident Ken Follett has given �100,000 to Ed Balls’ campaign to become the next leader of the Labour Party.

Mr Follett, who lives with his wife, former Labour minister Barbara FollettKnebworth, helped Mr Balls collect �103,000 in July.

Leadership favourite David Miliband was given the most money, with nine contributions totalling more than �138,000.

His younger brother, former climate change secretary Ed, raised �46,450.

The other nominees are Andy Burnham who secured a gift of �10,000 from Liverpool footballer Jamie Carragher and Diane Abbott who did not register any donations in July.

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The new Labour leader will be unveiled at the party’s conference in Manchester next month.

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