Tag: Chris Huhne

‘Wannabe’ MPs to get BBC TV grilling

Eastleigh’s main candidates in the forthcoming General Election will get a chance to go head to head while being grilled by top BBC political pundit Peter Henley on the ‘Politics Show’. Sitting MP, Liberal Democrat Chris Huhne will do battle with rival Tory Maria Hutchings and Labour PPC Leo Barraclough. Just 500 votes separated the…

Local candidates react to Chancellor’s Budget

With the forthcoming General Election now only weeks away, Eastleigh’s candidates have been giving their reaction to the announcements in yesterday’s budget. Sitting Liberal Democrat MP Chris Huhne claimed the budget was a missed chance to introduce fair taxes and announce credible measures to tackle the budget deficit.

Chris Huhne backs campaign to ‘Save the Pub’

Eastleigh MP Chris Huhne has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer ahead of the budget to back the campaign to save the pub. Mr Huhne pointed out that more than 7,500 pubs have closed and more than 70,000 jobs have been lost since 2005. Mr Huhne commented: “Local pubs have been even harder hit…

‘Why I love Eastleigh’

With the start of the  election campaign now only weeks away, a video of Eastleigh MP Chris Huhne explaining why he loves the town so much has been uploaded to ‘youtube’. It seems the thing the Liberal Democrat Home affairs spokesman loves most about Eastleigh is …the Climate! Mr Huhne also praises the Lib Dem…

UKIP fire first shot

Eastleigh’s UKIP candidate Ray Finch has fired the first shot in the Eastleigh General Election campaign. In the wake of the ‘Ashcroft’ furore and in response to an Eastleigh News story the minority party representative has launched a stinging on  attack on his main party rivals.  In an email reproduced below, he accuses the Conservative…

‘Tory’ Vorderman savages ‘St. Chris’

Eastleigh’s Lib Dem Mp Chris Huhne’s concerns about Conservative campaign funding were mocked last night on BBC’s ‘Question Time’ by TV personality Carol Vorderman. In a lively response to a question on Lord Ashcroft’s non- domiciled tax status, the feisty fifty year old maths genius defended the Tory Peer by accusing both the Labour Party…

Chris Huhne & Terry Wogan warn on Fire Hazard

Both Chris Huhne and Sir Terry Wogan were involved in campaign launches concerned with Fire Safety issues yesterday. Eastleigh MP Chris Huhne has backed a new campaign to stop home fires due to faulty electrical cables. The Approved Cables Initiative (ACI) was launched in London to ensure the use of safe electrical cables such as…

MP’s Road Rage

Eastleigh’s MP Chris Huhne has hit out at the lack of planning that has seen Eastleigh’s town centre centre become surrounded by roadworks and diversions. Traders in Eastleigh’s town centre have been beset bya  series of recent problems affecting their trade: power cuts, extreme weather, repairs to the  local electricity network and now roadworks. The…

Quilley’s Big Lottery Win

Eastleigh MP Chris Huhne  was at Alderman Quilley School of engineering today to help celebrate the funding of the new sports hall with Lottery cash and to urge more local projects to bid for funding. He was accompanied Regional Lottery Chief Alison Rowe to meet keen basketball playing pupils and head teacher Richard Kelly. Chris…

Power Boss: We’re Sorry

Southern Electricity has apologised to Eastleigh’s traders for their power cuts, which have cost local businesses thousands, and have appointed their top operations head to oversee fault-finding. In a letter to Eastleigh MP Chris Huhne, who took up the complaint on behalf of shop-keepers in the town centre, Chief Executive Ian Marchant says: “Please accept…

Power woes continue…

Businesses in Eastleigh face ongoing disruption to their trade in a knock on effect from recent power cuts. Following Chris Huhne’s stinging rebuke to Scottish & Southern Energy over the trading losses suffered by 26 premises in the Town Centre, the energy supplier has been attempting to locate and repair the source of the problem…

Huhne: ‘Electricity supply is shocking’

Eastleigh MP Chris Huhne has criticised Southern Electricity for failing to stop power cuts that are threatening business and job prospects in the town. Mr. Huhne has written to the chief executive of Scottish and Southern Energy to complain about five power cuts in the town centre since the end of December that have resulted…

Save our Spitfires!

Eastleigh MP Chris Huhne today urged the town’s residents to help save the Spitfires of the Battle of Britain Flight from defence budget cuts. Following claims in the Daily Mail that the veteran Spitfires and Hurricanes were in danger of the axe Mr Huhne said that the flight was “a crucial link to the most…