Ed Balls confesses to being caught speeding

Ed Balls Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Ed Balls has admitted to being caught speeding in his West Yorkshire constituency - saying that he was "bang to rights".

The shadow chancellor said he was going 56mph in a 50mph zone on the motorway.

Writing on his blog, the Labour MP said: "Like many local people, I was caught out by the never-ending roadworks on the M62. Pulling on to the motorway at Morley I realised too late that the speed restrictions were still in place.

"I was caught and bang to rights - doing 56 in a 50 mile restriction zone. Going too far, too fast, you might say.

"I paid my fine and chose to attend a speed awareness course. I currently have no points on my licence and would like to keep it that way.