Tag: By election

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 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…

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…

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.…

By election in Hedge End

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A by-election has been formally announced, to fill a vacancy on Hedge End Town Council. Announced on 26th January, the election is to fill a vacancy which has arisen due to the resignation of Cllr David Humby, who was returned to that Town Council seat in an uncontested election in May 2011. Many such vacancies…