Tag: Chris Huhne

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…

Sad Keith defends Huhne record

Eastleigh’s Lib Dem leader Keith House has told Eastleigh News he is ‘very sad’ over Chris Huhne’s resignation and has paid tribute to  Huhne’s record as a constituency  MP saying he had a ‘terrific reputation as a really hard-working member of parliament” Cllr House had spent hours in the town centre today conducting back-to-back interviews…

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 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,…

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…

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…

Green Party leader sticks up for Stoneham

Natalie Bennett, the newly elected Green party leader, has said that Eastleigh Borough Council’s plans to build 1,300 houses on historic parkland “make no sense” and has urged local residents to oppose them. The party leader was visiting Green Party members in Southampton yesterday but took time out to see for herself the threatened land in Eastleigh’s…

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…

Eastleigh College unveils sculpture

Eastleigh College celebrated 50 years of success on Friday with the Mayor of Eastleigh, Chris Huhne  MP, council leaders and head teachers among others, all present at the unveiling of an inspiring sculpture created by artist and retired employee, Barry Durrant. The final commemorative event was to mark the first year of students completing qualifications in 1962…