Chris Huhne

Born Jul 2, 1954
Age 61
Hometown London
Political Party Social Democratic...
Alma Mater University of Par...
Other Names Paul-Huhne, Chris...

Christopher Murray Paul-Huhne, commonly known as Chris Huhne is a British politician and former cabinet minister, who is the Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for the Eastleigh constituency in Hampshire.

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  • Nsa Leaks: Uk's Enemies Are 'rubbing Their Hands With Glee', Says Mi6 Chief
    Guardian (UK) - Nov 08, 2013
  • Male Prisoners To Wear Uniforms And Be Banned From Watching Television
    Guardian (UK) - Nov 01, 2013
  • Phone Hacking: Trial Of Andy Coulson And Rebekah Brooks To Begin
    Guardian (UK) - Oct 28, 2013
  • Gchq Tempora Sign Off Should Be Investigated, Says Chris Huhne
    Guardian (UK) - Oct 20, 2013


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Chris Huhne.


1954 Birth Born on July 2, 1954.


1973 19 Years Old In response to questions by The Times about his 1973 statement, Huhne responded: "To be honest I don't have any memory of it", saying that he was entitled to a private life before politics. … Read More


1977 23 Years Old …  He also worked for the Liverpool Daily Post and Liverpool Echo and The Economist as its Brussels correspondent between 1977 and 1980.
1980 26 Years Old He won both the junior and senior Wincott awards for financial journalist of the year in 1980 and 1989 respectively. … Read More
1983 29 Years Old Huhne contested the 1983 general election as a Parliamentary candidate for the SDP–Liberal Alliance in Reading East but came a distant second and in the 1987 general election, he was the SDP–Liberal Alliance candidate in the Oxford West and Abingdon seat, a seat that would be won ten years later by Liberal Democrat candidate Evan Harris.


1984 30 Years Old 1 More Event
Huhne married Greek-born economist Vicky Pryce (formerly Chief Economist in the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform) in 1984 shortly after she divorced her first husband, with whom she had two daughters. … Read More


1999 45 Years Old In June 1999 Huhne was elected as a member of the European Parliament for South East England. … Read More


2004 50 Years Old During the 2004 European Parliament elections Huhne was re-elected along with Emma Nicholson with the party having received 338,342 votes, 15% of the total vote.
In 2005 Huhne stood for election to the United Kingdom parliament representing the seat of Eastleigh in Hampshire.
Huhne stood against Sir Menzies Campbell and Simon Hughes for the Liberal Democrat leadership after Charles Kennedy's resignation, formally launching his campaign on 13 January 2006. … Read More
In March 2007 it was falsely reported that he had written to executives at Channel 4 to try and stop their showing The Great Global Warming Swindle. … Read More
2008 - 2009 4 More Events
Following the 2010 general election, Huhne became a member of the Liberal Democrats' key negotiating team alongside Danny Alexander, David Laws and Andrew Stunell that brokered the agreement to go into a governing coalition with the Conservatives. … Read More
Huhne and Pryce divorced in January 2011.
On 3 February 2012, Huhne resigned from the Cabinet when he was charged with perverting the course of justice over a 2003 speeding case. … Read More
On 28 January 2013, Huhne was arraigned and pleaded "not guilty" to the indictment. … Read More
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