Category: Chris Huhne

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

Hants get funding for Early Years places

Chris Huhne has opposed cuts to Library services

This funding is intended to help more nurseries keep the best staff and give more children access to the high-quality early education they need to help them get on in life. The Government is also calling on Local Authorities to raise awareness so that as many families as possible take up the offer.  They say that…

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: Ford closure hammerblow for local economy

Eastleigh’s MP Chris Huhne has predicted the closure of the Ford plant in Swaythling will be a hammer blow for the local economy. Around a third of the 800 people who work for Ford at the Swaythling plant and the depot and garage at Barton Park live in the borough and many other businesses depend…

Sales of Hob Nobs fall by 14%

  Sales of Hob Nobs – the biscuit of choice for millionaire MPs – and other branded biscuits have plummeted by 14% this year as the credit crunch sees cash strapped shoppers turn to  shop’s own branded products. A top secret report (Price £35) by the Grocer magazine has been leaked by the Daily Mail (Price…

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…

Huhne OK for Christmas light switch on

Eastleigh residents will be heaving a sigh of relief with the news that Chris Huhne, Eastleigh’s popular MP, will still be available to switch on the Town’s Christmas lights next month after a judge postponed his trial on charges of perverting  the course of justice which were due to start this week. Huhne along with…

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 case dismissal bid adjourned

Eastleigh’s MP Chris Huhne was in court Friday (July 27) ahead of his trial on charges of attempting to pervert the course of justice. An application to have the charges against him dismissed was adjourned until September 20. The former Energy Secretary resigned his Cabinet seat as Energy Minister earlier this year in order to…

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…

Huhne ex claims ‘coerced’ into speed points dodge

Vicky Pryce, the former wife of our MP Chris Huhne, has told a court that he forced her to take speeding points on his behalf yesterday. It is alleged that Ms Pryce took the points for Huhne in 2003 after speed cameras caught Huhne’s car speeding on an Essex motorway. Appearing at Stratford Crown court…

Huhne expenses under scrutiny again

Eastleigh’s under fire MP Chris Huhne claimed nearly £10,000 in expenses for a survey on constituency boundary changes that could lead to him losing his seat the Daily Telegraph has reported. The Liberal Democrat MP, who recently resigned his cabinet post in order to defend charges of perverting the course of justice, initiated the survey…

Huhne a help on the Doorstep

Eastleigh’s MP Chris Huhne is giving a boost to the local Liberal Democrat campaign claims their leader Keith House. As campaigning for the local elections enters its last day Cllr House has described in a article in the Guardian how: Huhne’s stepping down from the cabinet had helped rather than hindered the local party because…