Category: Chris Huhne

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

Huhne backs Hedge End’s innovation

Eastleigh’s MP Chris Huhne, and Hedge End Town Council, have formally announced on their websites today, the news that Hedge End has been awarded “a £10,000 Government boost to help local traders in the Town”  As previously reported by Eastleigh News, in Hedge End also a Town Team Partner, the money has been awarded as part of the Dept…

Good Neighbours nominated for Queen’s Award

Hard working Volunteers from the Eastleigh Good Neighbours volunteer group have been nominated for the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service by the town’s MP Chris Huhne. The awards honour excellence in activities carried out by groups in the community. Eastleigh Good Neighbours – who will celebrate their 25th anniversary next year -have been nominated…

United in peace

Remembrance Sunday Parade

Representatives from Eastleigh’s twin towns joined a record crowd of townsfolk to commemorate Remembrance Sunday at the War Memorial on Leigh road recreation ground. Veterans, servicemen, cadets, members of the emergency services and local scout and guides joined Eastleigh’s Mayor Rupert Kyrle and the Deputy Lieutenant for Hampshire Andrew Kent Esq  for the service led…

Huhne named in train expenses investigation

Chris Huhne, Eastleigh’s millionaire MP, has been named by the Sunday Telegraph as one of 185 MPs who have claimed public money for first class rail travel, although under guidelines introduced following the 2009 expenses scandal, MPs should normally travel by standard class when claiming it on expenses:  “ The expenses watchdog has repeatedly stressed…

Party Leader to meet Stoneham Park campaigners

Natalie Bennett, the newly elected leader of the Green Party, will be in Eastleigh later today to meet campaigners fighting to save the Borough’s green spaces from development. Protestors from ‘Save Stoneham Park’ and the ‘Rescue  the Rec’ groups will gather at historic Stoneham Park to tell Natalie Bennett how they believe the  local council…

Campaign fever grips Eastleigh as Huhne faces court

Saturday shoppers in Chris Huhne’s Eastleigh constituency were forced to dodge groups of political activists who have begun canvassing in anticipation of a possible by-election. The Lib Dem former Cabinet minister faces trial on charges on perverting the course of justice this week should a last ditch attempt today to have the case dismissed fail.…

Huhne hits out at HCC

Eastleigh’s MP Chris Huhne has been busy recently doing what he seems to enjoy most – directing fire on the ruling County Council Conservative group. The Liberal Democrat MP popped up at the Public Inquiry on June 12 to argue against Hampshire County Council’s draft Minerals and Waste Plan which identifies Hamble airfield as the…