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Chris Huhne Trial at Southwark Crown Court
Ex-Minister of Energy Chris Huhne arrives at Southwark Crown Court for sentencing in London after being found guilty of perverting the course of justice on March 11, 2013. Mr. Huhne pleaded guilty last week after trying for over two years to get the case thrown out. UPI/Hugo Philpott
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Christopher Murray Paul-Huhne, generally known as Chris Huhne (/ˈhjuːn/, born 2 July 1954) is a Liberal Democrat politician and cabinet minister, who is the current Member of Parliament for the Eastleigh constituency in Hampshire. He was appointed Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change following the 2010 general election.

He has twice run for the leadership of the Liberal Democrats but was beaten on both occasions. In the 2006 election he came second to Sir Menzies Campbell and in the 2007 election he narrowly lost to Nick Clegg.

Huhne was born in an affluent section of west London to businessman Peter Paul-Huhne and amateur actress, Ann Muray, who had been the voice of the Speaking clock. He was educated at the fee-paying Westminster School. His family name was Paul-Huhne and he was known all through his school years as Christopher Paul-Huhne. At Oxford, he simplified his name to "Chris Huhne".

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