MP Ed faces the dreaded ice bucket

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Morley and Outwood MP Ed Balls has received a soaking after participating in the ALS ice bucket challenge craze that has swept the world over the last month.

Mr Balls performed the challenge after he was nominated by his wife, Pontefract and Castleford MP Yvette Cooper, who herself received a drenching after her husband gleefully tipped a bucket of cold water on her head.

In a video posted to his website, the Shadow Chancellor thanked the many constituents who had also nominated him and then suggested George Osborne as his choice of participant, before doing the honours.