Tag: Chris Huhne

Huhne to Renege on Fees Pledge?

Eastleigh’s Liberal Democrat MP Chris Huhne looks poised to rip up another election pledge after Business Secretary Vince Cable  showed the government the green light to raise university tuition fees. Prior to the election Liberal Democrat policy was to oppose any rise in fees and accordingly last January Mr Huhne pledged his opposition as part of a campaign…

Huhne: Coalition Could Cut Cuts

Chris Huhne has said that the coalition may be forced to cut cuts if the cuts they have approved prove too cutting. The Liberal  Democrat MP for Eastleigh and Secretary of State was talking to the Daily Telegraph ahead of the spending review to be announced on October 20, suggesting there was a need to…

Government to axe ‘warmfront’ grants

The government are to continue the previous administration’s policy of gradually withdrawing ‘warmfront’ grants which entitles the elderly and needy to free insulation for their homes it has emerged. Chris Huhne the Energy minister, has announced that grants are to be phased out and replaced by loans under the new ‘green deal.’ In future loans…

Tactical voting so negative says Huhne

Chris Huhne has denied that he owes his election victory in Eastleigh to tactical voting by Labour supporters and has said he does not fear a backlash from them in the next election. The Eastleigh MP who is due to speak at the Liberal Democrat party conference today, was debating in a fringe meeting was…

Huhne to block excessive energy bill hikes

Eastleigh’s MP Chris Huhne, today warned energy companies not to block changes which would give energy consumers advance warning of hikes in bills. Energy companies currently can wait up to 65 working days before having to tell their customers that bills have increased – meaning that some consumers are unaware that they are paying more…

Clegg: No Lefties thank you

Deputy Prime Minister and Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has told Labour supporters who voted for Lib Dem tactically that there was no point in them doing so. Speaking to the Guardian newspaper on the eve of the Liberal Democrat annual conference he said that he appreciated a lot of disaffected labour voters had transferred…

Tories: We won’t fight Huhne

The Conservative party chairperson Baroness Warsi has indicated that the Conservatives may not be contesting Eastleigh in a bid to unseat MP Chris Huhne at the next General Election. Both Chris Huhne the Energy minister and Baroness Warsi were attending a press conference called by the coalition to attack the Labour Party’s record in government.…

Lib Dems reENERGISE Eastleigh

“ENERGY that’s the new name of the exciting new scheme to transform a town centre location into a youth facility.” So trills the latest council handout on the former Leigh Ballroom – currently still looking exactly as it did 7 months ago when the Council evicted the Ballroom Dancers and padlocked the doors…this is probably…

Labour leader hopefuls unite to condem VAT rise

Labour party big hitters were out and about in Eastleigh last weekend as four of the five rivals for the party leadership visited the town accompanied by Southampton Labour MP’s John Denham and Alan Whitehead Ed Balls, Andy Burnham and both the Miliband brothers Ed and Dave put aside their rivalries to spread the message…

Huhne Seeks £56k p.a Speechwriter – apply here!

There is some good news for Eastleigh job seekers. The Towns MP – Chris Huhne- is seeking a speechwriter to work on his speeches as Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change. Despite aggressive cost cutting by the new coalition the post will pay up to £56,000 p.a. Although the vacancy is open to…

Fame at last

Eastleigh shoppers may have noticed a familiar face staring down at them from the town’s newsagent shelves. Chris Huhne (for it is he) has entered the political gallery of fame which is the front page of satirical weekly ‘Private Eye’. This weeks front cover shows Mr Huhne apparently being congratulated by fellow pancake catcher and…

‘U Turn Huhne’ in VAT Bombshell Betrayal

Eastleigh’s MP, Chris Huhne, has defended the government’s plans to raise VAT to 20 % while speaking in Parliament during the budget debate. Facing criticism from the Labour benches the Energy secretary denied that his party has performed a U turn on VAT and spending cuts claiming the facts had changed since the election* During…

It’s Superhuhne!

There’s something mighty beautiful in Chris Huhne’s relationship with Carina Trimingahm. I believe it will establish him as something of a hero in the eyes of Britain’s younger, more macho male voters. Firstly his relationship involves a younger woman (a situation most young male voters will sympathize with). Secondly he clearly has the “x-factor”: That…

Chris Huhne in Affair Shock

Eastleigh has been rocked by the news that the towns newly re-elected MP and government front bencher Chris Huhne is to leave his wife of 26 years, the Greek born economist Vicky Pryce for his former campaign press officer Carina Trimmingham. The News of the World has reported Mr Huhne as saying “I am in…

Botley Home plans in a Pickle

Campaigners in Botley opposed to the building of 6000 new homes may soon have cause to celebrate . The new communities secretary, Eric Pickles, has written to all local authorities telling them the coalition government will be abolishing regional house building targets. “The previous government gave a green light for the destruction of the Green…