Chris Huhne

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The Right Honourable
Chris Huhne

MP
Secretary of State for Energy and
Climate Change
In office
12 May 2010 – 3 February 2012
Prime Minister David Cameron
Preceded by Ed Miliband
Succeeded by Ed Davey
Liberal Democrat Spokesman for Home Affairs
In office
20 December 2007 – 12 May 2010
Leader Nick Clegg
Preceded by Nick Clegg
Succeeded by Vacant
Liberal Democrat Spokesman for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
In office
3 March 2006 – 19 December 2007
Leader Menzies Campbell
Vince Cable (Acting)
Preceded by Norman Baker
Succeeded by Steve Webb
Liberal Democrat Spokesman for Chief Secretary to the Treasury
In office
16 May 2005 – 3 March 2006
Leader Charles Kennedy
Menzies Campbell
Preceded by David Laws
Succeeded by Colin Breed
Member of Parliament
for Eastleigh
Incumbent
Assumed office
5 May 2005
Preceded by David Chidgey
Majority 3,864 (7.2%)
Member of the European Parliament
for South East England
In office
10 June 1999 – 12 May 2005
Preceded by Constituency created
Succeeded by Sharon Bowles
Personal details
Born Christopher Murray Paul-Huhne
2 July 1954 (1954-07-02) (age 59)
Westminster, United Kingdom
Political party Liberal Democrats
Spouse(s) Vicky Pryce
(m. 1984–2011, divorced)
Children 3
Alma mater University of Paris
Magdalen College, Oxford
Website Official website

Christopher Murray-Paul Huhne, commonly known as Chris Huhne[1] (born 2 July 1954) is a British politician. He was born in London. He is a member of the Liberal Democrats. He has been the Member of Parliament for Eastleigh since May 2005.[2] He was the United Kingdom's Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change from May 2010 until February 2012.[3][4] When he was in that job, he decided on the most efficient ways of having electricity and other important resources in Britain. There was an article in the newspaper that said Huhne wanted to have more nuclear power stations. A lot of people think this is wrong.

Huhne was married to Greek economist Vicky Pryce (born 1952) from 1984[5][6] until they separated in 2010[7] and divorced in 2011. Huhne and Pryce had three children together.[8]

References[change | edit source]

  1. Greenhill, Sam; Newling, Dan; Martin, Arthur; Oliver, Amy (21 June 2010). "Chris Huhne, who dumped wife, shamelessly played on family values at election". London: Daily Mail. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1288190/Chris-Huhne-dumped-wife-shamelessly-played-family-values-election.html. Retrieved 2 September 2010.
  2. "Eastleigh constituency profile". London: The Guardian. 2011-11-18. http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/constituency/909/eastleigh. Retrieved 2012-02-03.
  3. Chris Huhne quits cabinet over speeding claims charge, BBC News, 3 February 2012.
  4. Hughes, Mark (3 February 2012). "Chris Huhne resigns over speeding points". The Daily Mail (London). http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2095886/Chris-Huhne-resigns-speeding-points-Minister-ex-wife-Vicky-Price-court.html. Retrieved 11 February 2012.
  5. Ned Temko (12 February 2006). "The woman who backs Chris Huhne". The Observer (London). http://observer.guardian.co.uk/politics/story/0,,1708163,00.html. Retrieved 19 November 2007.
  6. Fran Yeoman (20 October 2007). "Lib Dem wives: Can you spot the difference?". The Times (London). http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/politics/article2698108.ece. Retrieved 19 November 2007.
  7. "Energy Secretary Chris Huhne confirms split from wife". BBC News. 19 June 2010. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk/10358658.stm. Retrieved 2 September 2010.
  8. "Profile: Chris Huhne". BBC News. 2 March 2006. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4603240.stm. Retrieved 19 November 2007.