Tag: Chris Huhne

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…

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…

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…