Category: Chris Huhne

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

‘Family’ leaflet back to haunt Huhne

Election Leaflets distributed by local Lib Dems during the 2010 General Election are once again the spotlight. Carina Trimmingham, the current partner of our MP Chris Huhne, is suing the Daily Mail for ‘misuse of private information and harassment.’ Ms Trimmingham, a journalist, was Mr Huhne’s Press adviser during the 2010 election campaign but shortly…

Possible byelection date revealed

November 15 is the most likely date for a byelection Eastleigh News understands. An unconfirmed, but well placed source has revealed that an election, if needed, would be most likely held on the same day as voting for a new police commissioner. All three major parties agreed to the date last week. Eastleigh’s MP Chris…

The Tory not-so-secret campaign HQ

Eastleigh’s Conservatives have been setting up a ‘secret’ campaign operations room, anticipating the possibility of a by-election campaign in the Eastleigh Constituency Eastleigh News has learnt from several sources. Over the last few weeks, the Conservatives have refurbished an office at the Southern Parishes Conservative Club in Hedge End, replacing old furniture, installing new equipment & phone lines,…

Huhne backs lower speed limits

Chris Huhne, Eastleigh’s MP, has been backing local road safety issues now that his resignation from the cabinet as energy minister has left him with more time to spend on constituency matters. The MP has appeared in a recent edition of the Lib Dem magazine ‘Focus’ calling for a reduction in the speed limit from…

Chris Huhne back in court

Eastleigh’s MP Chris Huhne appeared in court again today as he continues his fight to prove his innocence against charges that he forced his ex-wife Vicky Prtce to take speeding penalty points on his behalf. The couple, who were reported as ‘muttering” to each other through the course short hearing at Stratford, were both remanded…

Huhne hogs headlines again

Chris Huhne, Eastleigh’s media celebrity MP, has hit the headlines once again, just days before his  court appearance to answer charges of perverting the course of justice – charges he is denying. A storm of protest broke out over the disclosure that the former cabinet minister, who had been obliged to withdraw from the cabinet…

2000 Tories to descend on Eastleigh

Political blogger Guido Fawkes has reported that the Conservative party plan to send a team of 2000 party activists this Sunday, two days after the town’s Lib Dem MP Chris Huhne is due to appear in court alongside his former wife to answer charges of perverting the course of justice. A spokesperson for Eastleigh Conservatives…

Huhne Bailed

Chris Huhne, Eastleigh’s colourful MP, has been bailed to appear at Southwark Crown Court on March 2 following a morning  appearance in the dock at Westminster Magistrate’s Court. An uncharecteristlcially glum looking Mr Huhne appeared with former wife Vicky Pryce to answer charges that they consipred to  allow Ms Pryce to take a speeding rap…

Chris Huhne resigns Cabinet post…

Eastleigh’s MP,  Chris Huhne, was forced to resign his post as the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change today. At a press conference this morning, the Director of Public Prosecutions announced that Chris Huhne and his ex-wife, Vicky Price,  would both face criminal charges for perverting the course of justice The full text…

Daylight Saving Bill runs out of time…

Chris Huhne’s decision not to attend the Parliamentary debate on the daylight saving bill looks inspired this evening. Despite the Private Members Bill having a great deal of support, with more than 120 MPs staying behind to debate the proposal to move our clocks forward to GMT+1 in the winter and GMT +2 in the summer,…

MP praise as Fire Service goes green

Chris Huhne MP showed his support for Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service’s commitment to the environment at a recent visit to the Service’s Headquarters in Eastleigh on 13 January 2012. At a meeting with Chief Officer John Bonney, Chris Huhne MP was presented with the Service’s polices and plans that outline its commitment to reducing…

What did Chris write to Vince…?

An Eastleigh constituent is wondering this evening, what Chris Huhne might have written about her in a letter to Vince Cable. Delighted to receive a swift reply to her message to Chris Huhne about the debate on Daylight Saving Time, which is due to be held in Parliament on 20th January, but much less impressed…

Police press for Huhne charges

Police are urging prosecutors to bring proceedings against Eastleigh’s MP Chris Huhne and his former wife Vicky Pryce according to The Times. The newspaper claims that Essex police believe they have enough evidence to charge the Cabinet Minister with speeding and perverting the course of justice and that his ex wife should also face the…

Questions raised on Huhne partner

Eastleigh’s controversial MP Chris Huhne seems to be linked to more questions this time relating to his former press officer and partner Carina Trimingham. In a front page story in today’s edition of The Times Ms Trimingham is reported to have been offering prospective employers access to contacts in the cabinet and government. In her…

Consultation rolls-in to Boorley Green

Eastleigh Borough Council’s consultation roadshow rolled into Boorley Green today, one of the villages that is most controversially affected by the draft local plan for the Borough. The plan includes a proposal to build 1400 homes and a new local centre on a 78 acre site to the North East of Boorley Green. A new…