Category: Chris Huhne

Archive of stories featuring Chris Huhne, the former Liberal Democrat MP for Eastleigh, as published on Eastleigh News.

Eastleigh Elvis candidate hangs up jumpsuit

  One of the more colourful candidates in Eastleigh’s 2013 by-election has announced he will no longer contest elections  the Nottingham Post has reported. Following the resignation of disgraced MP Chris Huhne, David Bishop stood in the landmark by-election for the Elvis Loves Pets party on a platform that promised “free neutering for Cats and…

Ex Mayor: ‘Leader thinks he is God Almighty’

A former mayor of Eastleigh has compared the Leader of Eastleigh Borough Council to “God Almighty’ saying “power has gone to head” after a small but determined group of Ukip activists staged a protest demo outside the civic offices yesterday (Tuesday 9 Dec). The protestors called on EBC Leader Cllr Keith House to break his…

Lucas lambasts “Big Six” cosy relationship with Whitehall

With many householders across the Borough of Eastleigh, and more widely across the UK, furious at the latest round of super-inflationary energy price increases, Caroline Lucas, the Green MP for Brighton Pavillion, has spoken about the problem of rising energy bills and the relationship between the Government and the “Big Six” energy companies. Commenting on…

Borough agrees to Living Wage

Approximately 20 employees of Eastleigh Borough Council are set to benefit from a decision to pay them the Living Wage. Currently set at £7.45 per hour outside of London, the Living Wage is an hourly rate that is updated on an annual basis, according to the basic cost of living in the UK.  It has…

Huhne goes home

Eastleigh’s former MP Chris Huhne has been released from prison after serving just eight weeks of an eight month sentence. Huhne, a former Secretary of State, will continue to serve his sentence under a ‘Home Detention Curfew” order though it would appear that home for Chris Huhne is in London – and not Eastleigh as…

H11HNE speed cam snaps released

    The speed camera stills showing Mr Huhne travelling 69 mph in a 50 mph zone have been released by the Crown Prosecution service. The snaps show Mr Huhne’s BMW bearing his personalised plate H11 HNE on the M11 2003.     On Monday Mr Huhne pleaded guilty to the charge that he had…

Hedge End comment on Huhne’s resignation

Hedge End Town Council have commented in public on the resignation of Chris Huhne. Much of the media attention has, to date, been focused on the railway town of Eastleigh, but the Parliamentary constituency is a lot more diverse than that, extending to include the nautical communities on the west bank of the River Hamble and the edge of Southampton…

UKIP demand Huhne hand back severance pay

  Ukip’s  Eastleigh spokesman Ray Finch has called on disgraced MP Chris Huhne to hand back the £17000 he received when he stepped down as Energy Secretary to fight charges he has finally pleaded guilty to.   The money amounts to three months ministerial salary and was not an automatic payment but one Mr Huhne…

Huhne to resign after guilty plea

Chris Huhne has sensationally announced he is to resign as Eastleigh’s MP after pleading guilty to the charge of perverting the course of justice which he faces alongside his former wife Vicky Pryce. This means there will now be a by-election in Eastleigh to elect a new Member of Parliament. The Lib Dem – a…

Huhne pleads: “Not Guilty”

Eastleigh’s Lib Dem MP Chris Huhne is to stand trial next Monday at Southwark Crown Court on charges of perverting the course of justice alongside his former wife Vicky Pryce. Mr Huhne – who has always maintained his innocence –  pleaded ‘not guilty’ to the charge that he persuaded his ex-wife to take his penalty…

Huhne hacked..?

Eastleigh’s MP, Chris Huhne’s, Twitter account appears to have been hacked. Currently displaying an implausible  Tweet that promotes a way of losing weight, the MP and former Cabinet Minister’s Twitter Account has also been used to send Direct Messages that encourage the recipient to click on a link. That link supposedly contains a photo of the…

Huhne launches Borough’s “Safe Places”

Eastleigh’s MP, Chris Huhne, has announced on his website that he has launched the Borough’s Safer Places Scheme, at a recent event in Netley. The Safer Places scheme provides places for vulnerable people to go if they have a problem whilst out and about. Participants now extend across the whole Borough and include local Town and Parish councils, shops, leisure…

Huhne charges “will be dropped” tweets Judge

  Fresh speculation over Chris Huhne’s forthcoming trial on charges of perverting the course the justice over a speeding offence have emerged after the Daily Mail published a tweet from  Lib Dem party insider Judge Laurence Brassee. According to the Mail the asylum Judge reported that the Eastleigh MP had bragged to him that charges…

Huhne in court at pre-trial hearing

  Eastleigh MP Chris Huhne appeared in court in Reading yesterday in a pre-trial hearing over the allegation that he perverted the course of justice. The ex Cabinet Minister is charged with the offence along with ex-wife Vicky Pryce over  allegations that he persuaded her to take his penalty points for a speeding offence in…

‘Green Bank to tackle household energy bills’ – Huhne

The world’s first dedicated Green Bank was launched this week, bringing with it £3 billion of government investment to kick-start low-carbon projects. Eastleigh MP and former Energy Secretary Chris Huhne has backed the Bank to lower bills for businesses and households in Eastleigh and the rest of the country, whilst boosting the local economy with manufacturing, construction,…