Tag: Chris Huhne

Chris Huhne opens New NHS dental practice

Chris Huhne MP has officially launched a new NHS dental practice on  Chamberlayne Road in Eastleigh.  Operated by Genix Healthcare, The new practice provides access to NHS dentistry for more than 5,500 local people. It will be staffed by four full time dentists, employing 11 staff in total, and offer routine NHS dental care for all…

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 Trimmingham. In a front page story in today’s edition of The Times Ms Trimmingham is reported to have been offering prospective employers access to contacts in the cabinet and government. In her…

Huhne and House in Solar Split

The leader of Eastleigh Borough Council has warned Chris Huhne that his latest u-turn on Feed in Tariffs – the amount producers like Eastleigh Council get for surplus solar energy – will “undoubtedly have a detrimental effect on business and jobs” and that council plans to install more solar panels will have to be axed.…

Huhne:”There is no alternative”

Chris Huhne has claimed “There is no credible alternative” to his plans for ‘green growth’. Mr Huhne made the remark while addressing a recent meeting of Solent LEP – a taxpayer funded Quango which puts unelected corporate business men and estate agents at the heart of the local planning policy decision making process. (So you…

ConDem VAT hike hits poor hardest

The rise in VAT introduced by the Conservative/Lib Dem coalition government has hit poorest families harder than wealthier ones the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics have suggested. During the General Election last year, the Liberal Democrats had run a campaign warning voters that the Conservatives would deliver a VAT ‘bombshell’ which would…

Housing for ‘locals only’ say Lib Dems

The 1300 new houses to be built on the golf driving range on Chesnut Avenue are ‘Not for people from Portsmouth or Europe” claims Lib Dem Councillor Paul Bicknell. The extraordinary statement was made in the latest issue of ‘Focus’ distributed on the Aviary estate where residents at a recent public meeting told councillors they…

Daily ‘Torygraph’ praise for Chris Huhne

A leaflet has been distributed in Eastleigh over the weekend which claims that The Daily Telegraph has heaped praise on Chris Huhne for his achievements – while a headline on  todays Telegraph’s front page accuses the Cabinet Minister of trying to smear his Tory colleagues. Voters in Newtown who have received copies of MP Chris…

Huhne in massive #twitterfail

Eastleigh MP Chris Huhne has made an embarrassing social faux pas this evening by accidently tweeting a private message to all of his 7,837 followers. Puzzled tweeters received the following message: “From someone else fine but I do not want my fingerprints on the story.C.” This sparked immediate speculation over the twittersphere as to what…

Bullsh*t!!

‘Fact Check’ – part of Channel 4 News – have rubbished Energy minister Chris Huhne’s claim that families would better off under his green policies and have challenged him to produce the research to back it up. The town’s controversial MP made the claims today while addressing the Lib Dem conference. In a speech described…

“Innocent until proven guilty”

Eastleigh MP Chris Huhne, who has had allegations regarding his speeding offences investigated by Police, has hinted that he would not resign his Cabinet seat if charged. Asked by Andrew Neil on the BBC Politics show if he would resign from the cabinet if charged Mr Huhne, currently attending the Lib Dem party conference, said:…

‘Significant’ boundary changes for Eastleigh

Proposed changes to size of parliamentary constituency are published by the Boundary Commission today sparking speculation as to safety of Chris Huhne’s Eastleigh seat in a future election if the recommendations are adopted. The Commission claim the Eastleigh constituency will be ‘significantly reconfigured’ under the proposals which aim to ensure all seats have the same…

Top tory praises Huhne

Eastleigh MP Chris Huhne has received praise for his performance as energy secretary from an unexpected source. Conservative grandee and Thatcherite John Gummer has described Mr Huhne’s performance as Energy Secretary as “the success of this government”. In an article published in the Yorkshire Post today former environment secretary John Gummer , now Lord Deben said:…

Huhne in Clear!

Eastleigh’s under fire MP Chris Huhne has been cleared of underreporting election expenses following an investigation by the electoral commission but Eastleigh’s Group of Independent councillors say they have been invited to re-submit a separate complaint. The commission had received a complaint from the Sunlight Centre for Open Politics alleging that Lib Dem Cabinet Minster…

Police seize mobile phone in Huhne case

Police have seized a mobile phone belonging to Eastleigh MP Chris Huhne’s son the Mail on Sunday will claim in their edition due to printed this Sunday. The newspaper will say that the phone was confiscated at the home of Mr Huhne’s estranged wife Vicky Pryce by police investigating allegations that the cabinet minister persuaded…

Bloom bashes Huhne

Chris Huhne has once again come under pressure yesterday as a leading Lib Dem called for his resignation and Hedge End Councillor Lousie Bloom wrote to The Guardian in protest over the Energy Secretary’s Nuclear strategy. Cllr Bloom, Eastleigh’s cabinet member for the environment co-signed a letter to The Guardian arguing that the proposals for…