ED Balls faces the threat of losing his driving licence after confirming he will not fight prosecution for failing to stop after bumping another car.

The shadow chancellor expects to be charged after the incident in Morley, West Yorkshire,although police have yet to take a decision.

The Labour MP - who has had a series of high profile motoring offences - could have to make an appearance before magistrates even if he pleads guilty.

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Writing on his blog, Mr Balls reiterated that he was unaware he had damaged the other vehicle, although he knew they had touched as he attempted a "tight" manoeuvre in a drive.

"A car was parked close by and I was aware the two bumpers touched.I had no idea any damage had been done until the police got in touch a week later."