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The five must-read blogs from today on Kay Burley, the shadow cabinet and child benefit.

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1. When Harry met Kay

Political Scrapbook documents Kay Burley's error-strewn interview with 97-year-old Conservative activist Harry Beckough.

2. How does Ed Miliband fill the shadow chancellor role?

Ahead of tonight's results, FT Westminster's Jim Pickard looks at the options for the key appointment of shadow chancellor.

3. Information is Beautiful: You've Been Quango'ed

Over at the Guardian Data Blog, David McCandless shares a visualisation of how many quangos there are and what they cost.

4. The incumbency factor is alive and well

At Labour Uncut, Philip Cowley looks at why incumbents outperformed newcomers at the last election.

5. Five more government confusions over child benefit

Finally, Next Left's Sunder Katwala list five reasons why the coalition's child benefits plan has become more, not less, confusing.


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