Chris Huhne

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Chris Huhne

Secretary of State for Energy and
Climate Change
In office
12 May 2010 – 3 February 2012
Prime MinisterDavid Cameron
Preceded byEd Miliband
Succeeded byEd Davey
Liberal Democrat Spokesman for Home Affairs
In office
20 December 2007 – 12 May 2010
LeaderNick Clegg
Preceded byNick Clegg
Succeeded byVacant
Liberal Democrat Spokesman for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
In office
3 March 2006 – 19 December 2007
LeaderMenzies Campbell
Vince Cable (Acting)
Preceded byNorman Baker
Succeeded bySteve Webb
Liberal Democrat Spokesman for Chief Secretary to the Treasury
In office
16 May 2005 – 3 March 2006
LeaderCharles Kennedy
Menzies Campbell
Preceded byDavid Laws
Succeeded byColin Breed
Member of Parliament
for Eastleigh
Assumed office
5 May 2005
Preceded byDavid Chidgey
Majority3,864 (7.2%)
Member of the European Parliament
for South East England
In office
10 June 1999 – 12 May 2005
Preceded byConstituency created
Succeeded bySharon Bowles
Personal details
Christopher Murray Paul-Huhne

(1954-07-02) 2 July 1954 (age 69)
Westminster, London, United Kingdom
Political partyLiberal Democrats
Spouse(s)Vicky Pryce
(m. 1984–2011, divorced)
Alma materUniversity of Paris
Magdalen College, Oxford
WebsiteOfficial website

Christopher Murray-Paul Huhne, commonly known as Chris Huhne[1] (born 2 July 1954) is a British politician. He was born in London and was a member of the Liberal Democrats until 2013.

In the 1980s he tried in vain to become an MP on behalf of the Social Democratic Party. He was the Member of Parliament for Eastleigh from May 2005 until February 2013.[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 | change 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. Retrieved 2 September 2010.
  2. "Eastleigh constituency profile". The Guardian. London. 2011-11-18. 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. Retrieved 11 February 2012.
  5. Ned Temko (12 February 2006). "The woman who backs Chris Huhne". The Observer. London. Retrieved 19 November 2007.
  6. Fran Yeoman (20 October 2007). "Lib Dem wives: Can you spot the difference?". The Times. London. Retrieved 19 November 2007.
  7. "Energy Secretary Chris Huhne confirms split from wife". BBC News. 19 June 2010. Retrieved 2 September 2010.
  8. "Profile: Chris Huhne". BBC News. 2 March 2006. Retrieved 19 November 2007.