Chris Huhne

Born Jul 2, 1954
Age 60
Hometown City of Westminster
Political Party Liberal Democrats
Alma Mater The President and...
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


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1954 Birth Born on July 2, 1954.


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


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 young daughters. … Read More


1994 40 Years Old He started a company named Sovereign Ratings IBCA in 1994 that tried to "scientifically measure the risks of investing in different countries".
1997 43 Years Old In 1997 he became managing director of Fitch IBCA, and from 1999 to 2003 was vice-chairman of Fitch Ratings. … 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 made the decision to stand 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 54 Years Old 1 More Event
In October 2008, Huhne led the Liberal-Democrat response to the government's announcement of plans to expand the capacity to collect records of people using electronic communications. … Read More
2009 55 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 2009, Huhne was credited with uncovering an instance of data loss of government information caused by a courier company losing a computer disc containing bank details of up to 2,000 public servants working for the British Council. … Read More
Following the 2010 general election, Huhne formed part 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
2011 57 Years Old 1 More Event
In May 2011 Huhne's estranged wife Vicky Pryce said that Huhne had "pressurised people to take his driving licence penalty points" on his behalf. … Read More
…  In February 2012 he became the first Cabinet minister in history to be forced from office by a criminal prosecution when he was charged with perverting the course of justice over a 2003 speeding case. … Read More
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