Tag: Chris Huhne

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.”…

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…

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…