Tag: Chris Huhne

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…

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…

‘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…

Bloom bashes Huhne

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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…