Tag: Chris Huhne

Huhne phone tape now in Police hands

The Sunday Times has confirmed it has now handed the Police a secret tape recording of a telephone conversation between Eastleigh’s MP Chris Huhne and his estranged wife Vicky Pryce in which he can be heard discussing claims concerning his driving record. The Sunday Times had been ordered to hand over the tape to police…

Outrage as Mail prints Lib Dem flyers

Publishers of pro- conservative newspaper The Daily Mail – which has been investigating alleged election overspending on leaflets by Chris Huhne – are now printing his leaflets for him. Conservatives in Botley had been up in arms over the latest mail shot from Eastleigh Lib Dems, claiming that the four page full colour ‘newspaper’ styled…

Cops seize secret Huhne tape

Police investigating allegations that Eastleigh’s MP Chris Huhne pressurised his former wife into taking driving penalty points on his behalf in 2003 have won a court order to obtain a secret tape recording and signed statement from The Sunday Times which is said to implicate the Energy Secretary. The Sunday Times has reported that at…

Chris Huhne’s £46k taxi fare

Chris Huhne, Eastleigh’s under fire MP who is also the Energy and Climate Change Secretary, spent over £46,000 between May to September last year on taxis and private hire cars. In a written Parliamentary question entitled ‘Departmental taxis’ Maria Eagle, Labour’s Shadow Transport Secretary asked Mr Huhne how much money had been spent by his…

Elections watchdog to investigate Lib Dem expenses

The Electoral Commission have announced they will be conducting an investigation into Eastleigh MP Chris Huhne’s election expenses. A complaint from the Sunlight Centre for Open Politics elicited this response from the Commission: “Our assessment of the information indicated that there may be the possibility of an offence under Representation of the People Act 1983.”…

Chris Huhne quizzed on greener future

Chris Huhne the Energy and Climate Change Secretary shrugged off press interest in his driving record and election expenses to address the retrofit 2011 conference in Winchester last Friday. The event was hosted by Radian – the Eastleigh based social housing provider – and consisted of a day long series of conferences and seminars in…

Lib Dems in new probe

Local Lib Dems were showing signs of strain last night as it emerged that further complaints regarding the party election expenses have been made to the electoral commission. Pressure group the Sunlight Centre for Open Politics have written to the Commission claiming they have discovered irregularities in MP Chris Huhne’s expense returns in the form…

Independents twist the knife

Eastleigh Lib Dems have been left reeling as The Daily Mail published allegations by former colleagues that the party had deliberately underreported their general election spending by £10,000. The local party is already trying to come to terms with the news that a Police investigation has been launched into the allegations surrounding the driving record…

Huhne under pressure

Eastleigh’s MP Chris Huhne has faced another day of intense media speculation over his future following allegations that his former wife took penalty points for him – despite a televised denial and the public support of David Cameron and Nick Clegg. Todays newspapers describe him as isolated and ‘hanging on by a thread’. The Daily…

Huhne is “Fighting for his Political Life”

Eastleigh’s MP Chris Huhne was said to be ‘fighting for his political life’ this morning as the Sunday Times published details of a secretly recorded phone conversation in which  it appears Mr Huhne advises the person alleged to have taken a driving conviction on his behalf not to talk to the press. The Cabinet minister…

Lib Dems in referendum rout

Eastleigh voters have overwhelmingly rejected proposed changes to the voting system in a Lib Dem sponsored referendum with 28,644 voting ‘No’ to the adoption of the Alternative Vote system while 12,797 people voted ‘yes’. The referendum vote was also overwhelmingly rejected nationally with only 10 out of 440 areas voting to accept. This has been…

Huhne in driving allegations

A leading Sunday newspaper has published allegations concerning Chris Huhne’s driving record. The Sunday Times asked the Eastleigh MP’s former wife to comment on stories said to be circulating Westminster, that Mr Huhne had asked someone take a three point endorsement for him in order to avoid a driving ban. Vicki Pryce is said to…

What is Chris Huhne really up to?

In his own words Chris Huhne described AV as ‘an ill-fitting corset attempting to squeeze all the diverse strands of opinion in our society into an inappropriate and deeply uncomfortable shape’. So if he is not a true fan of AV why is he getting so upset during the referendum campaign? Could it be that…

Burglars strike near Cabinet Minister’s home

Burglars struck just yards away from the home of Cabinet Minister Chris Huhne yesterday. The thieves forced the door of the Crescent Suzuki store on Dutton Lane to gain entry and steal thousands of pounds worth of biker gear and motorcycle accessories. The burglary took place sometime between midnight and 6.45am on Wednesday, March 30.…

Thornber slams ‘Opportunistic’ Huhne

Hampshire Council leader Ken Thornber has slammed Chris Huhne as being ‘opportunistic’ in his support of the ‘Save Our Sure Start Centres’ campaign while at the same time being a member of the Lib Dem coalition cabinet which voted for spending cuts to local government. Eastleigh Lib Dems have been a major driving force locally…