Ex-Energy Minister Huhne released from jail

LONDON, May 13 (UPI) -- Disgraced former British Energy Secretary Chris Huhne was released from jail Monday, calling the experience "humbling and sobering."

Leader: UKIP not just protest party

EXETER, England, March 23 (UPI) -- The euroskeptic United Kingdom Independence Party is becoming a viable alternative to the two major parties, its leader told members Saturday.

Chris Huhne and ex-wife get 8 months

LONDON, March 12 (UPI) -- Chris Huhne, the first British Cabinet minister forced out by a criminal prosecution, and his ex-wife were given eight-month jail sentences Monday.

Chris Huhne's ex-wife guilty

LONDON, March 8 (UPI) -- Vicky Pryce was convicted Thursday in a London court of taking speeding points for her ex-husband, former Liberal Democrat minister Chris Huhne, in 2003.

British skepticism caps EU jobless spiral

LONDON, March 1 (UPI) -- The latest spike in Eurozone's jobless figures came as a welcome boost for British euroskeptics who celebrated as Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative Party was buffeted from two sides -- by his Liberal Democratic coalition partner and newcomer right-wing UKIP -- in a single-seat contest Thursday.

Lib Dems hold on to seat in by-election

EASTLEIGH, England, March 1 (UPI) -- The British Conservative Party came in third Thursday in a by-election for the parliamentary seat held by disgraced former minister Chris Huhne.

Mistrial for Chris Huhne's ex-wife

LONDON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Jurors in the perversion-of-justice trial of the ex-wife of former British Energy Secretary Chris Huhne said Wednesday they were unable to reach a verdict.

Frosty hearing for British pol, ex-wife

LONDON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Former British Energy Secretary Chris Huhne and his ex-wife kept their distance in court Thursday as they were charged with perverting the cause of justice.

The Falklands again

LONDON, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Some say it is the new Meryl Streep movie about Margaret Thatcher coming out in time for the 30th anniversary of her splendid little war.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

British Energy Secretary Huhne resigns

LONDON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- British Energy Secretary Chris Huhne resigned shortly after he was charged Friday with conspiring to avoid a driver's license suspension in 2003.

London: Green economy a good economy

LONDON, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Efforts to advance renewable energy in Great Britain could generate billions of dollars worth of investments in the country, the energy secretary said.

Climate talks said at crossroads

DURBAN, South Africa, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Britain's climate change secretary says U.N. talks are at a crossroads and countries must decide whether they want a treaty that can really curb global warming.

EU urges U.S, China to back climate moves

DURBAN, South Africa, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- The world is waiting for China, the United States and India to get on board with a plan to curb global warming, an EU chief said from South Africa.

Centrica makes new find off Norway's coast

LONDON, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- A preliminary estimate of an oil discovery off the coast of Norway finds as much as 60 million barrels of oil equivalent, British energy company Centrica said.

London wants binding climate agreement

DURBAN, South Africa, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- London wants a legally binding agreement to keep global temperature increases in check, a British climate official said in a report published in South Africa.
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Chris Huhne
Liberal Democrat home secretary Chris Huhne leaves the Cabinet offices after trying to strike a deal with the Conservative party and form a coalition government in London on May 10 2010 London,England. Conservative leader David Cameron is meeting his party members tonight for a showdown. UPI/Hugo Philpott

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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