Tag: Chris Huhne

Chris Huhne warns on glacier melt

Chris Huhne addresses Climate Chage short story writers at th point Eastleigh

Chris Huhne has spoken of the dangers of glacier melt while attending the Point to launch a short story writing competition on the theme of climate change. The Secretary for Energy and Climate Change told an audience of budding writers: “There is a very serious risk already of glacier melt in the Arctic area which…

Cabinet Minister and Mayor make cuts

Chris Huhne & John Caldwell

Eastleigh new Youth centre ‘Energy’ finally opened today following delays and controversy the town’s Mayor John Caldwell and Eastleigh MP Chris Huhne the Secretary of State for ENERGY cut the tape to officially open the facility that has cost £680,000 to refurbish after many years of service as the Leigh Ballroom. Eastleigh Borough Council in…

Show us your love Chris!

Last Friday, Chris Huhne, MP for Eastleigh and Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, received a Valentine’s card from his constituents at his offices on Leigh Road. In the card, signed by Eastleigh residents, Mr Huhne was asked to show his love to his global neighbours who are facing the effects of climate…

Huhne backs community woodland

Eastleigh’s MP Chris Huhne has declared his support in the fight to keep Stoke park woods in the public domain. Recently it was revealed the well used, much loved local woodland that lies between Bishopstoke and Fair Oak will put up for sale by the government Writing in response to campaigner Robert Byrne, Mr Huhne…

Ex Mayor hits out at Huhne

A former mayor of Eastleigh, Glynn Davies-Dear, has told BBC Political Correspondent Peter Henley that Chris Huhne’s adultery with a campaign worker has made him ‘feel dirty’. Councillor Davis Dear was explaining his decision to quit the Lib Dems yesterday on the same day it was announced that Mr Huhne had divorced from wife Vicky…

ASDA besieged by angry motorists

Motorists laid siege to the petrol station at Asda supermarket, Chandlers Ford today in order to fill up ahead of the two and half percent VAT increase planned for tomorrow. All routes around the vicinity of the Asda roundabout were gridlocked as a tailback of vehicles waiting to use the pumps stretched back onto Bournemouth…

Fees Fiasco Sinks Lib Dems

The ongoing furore over tution fees has damaged Lib Dem standing in the polls. Following last week’s vote on tuition fees which was passed with the support of Lib Dem ministers – with the notable exception of Chris Huhne – two polls just published indicate that support for Liberal Democrats has halved. A poll published…

Huhne Dodges Bullet

Eastleigh’s Lib Dem MP Chris Huhne has avoided voting in last night’s controversial and unpopular tuition fees bill which saw widespread rioting around the House of Commons after it was narrowly passed. Mr Huhne is one of the Lib Dem MPs who had signed a pre election pledge to oppose any rise in tuition fees…

Local Oxfam to Present Huhne with Climate Demand

This Friday, December 3, the Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne will be presented with a giant petition signed by his Eastleigh constituents . The petition urges Mr Huhne to work with world governments to find the vital funds needed to help poor countries adapt to the effects of climate change. The Oxfam shop…

We Want Our Vote Back!!

      There was anger on the streets of Eastleigh yesterday as a small, but very vocal group of students from Winchester University and Solent University Southampton marched on Chris Huhne’s office in an attempt to talk to him – part of a nationwide campaign of demonstrations by students against the coalition government’s intention…

Stay Out of Town!

A Hedge End town councillor has warned car drivers to stay away from Eastleigh town centre or pay the price. Speaking at a public meeting organised by Southampton and Eastleigh Friends of the Earth, Eastleigh’s cabinet Minister for Environment Louise Bloom claimed that parking controls were part of the councils strategy to reduce local carbon…

We Will Remember Them…

The centre of Eastleigh came to a stop today (Sunday 14th November) as the community gathered together at the town’s ‘Angel of Mons’ war memorial to remember the fallen of two world wars. Led by his worship, The Mayor of Eastleigh John Caldwell and his chaplain the Reverend Ian Bird, representatives from all political parties,…

The Rising Cost of Christmas Cheer

The cost of Eastleigh’s Christmas lights have rocketed by over 30% in the last four years a recent Freedom of Information request has revealed. Eastleigh residents will be paying nearly £30,000 for their festive town centre decorations and Christmas tree this year compared to just over £20,000 in 2006. This increase in expenditure is in…

Spending Cuts “Small Matter” says ‘Chopper’ Huhne

While thousands of public sector workers and students have taken to the streets today to protest against cuts to public services, Chris Huhne – Eastleigh’s high flying MP – has described the Comprehensive Spending Review as a ‘small matter’. While attending the European Future Energy Forum conference earlier this week Mr Huhne told a Reuters…

U Turn Huhne’s Nuclear Bunkum

Climate campaigners in Eastleigh were left reeling today as the Towns MP Chris Huhne, who is also Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, announced he would be would be axing a major renewable tidal energy project in favour of building eight new nuclear power stations. In a special election hustings debate on climate…