Defence Secretary says Huhne let his constituents down

Daily Echo: Defence Secretary says Huhne let his constituents down Defence Secretary says Huhne let his constituents down

Cabinet minister Philip Hammond launched an attack on former Eastleigh MP Chris Huhne as he canvassed voters yesterday.

The Defence Secretary said residents would be able to trust Tory candidate Maria Hutchings, who he described as a “breath of fresh air” as they spoke to residents in Hamble.

The Tory heavyweight rubbished reports that Liberal Democrat activists were flooding the town, sending jitters in the Tory party.

He instead said that the Tories have matched their resources by calling on 1,000 members in the past four days to rally support.

He said: “Frankly I think it’s nonsense. The Lib Dems love by-elections, that’s their thing, but we’re pouring resources in here.

“We have got more than enough resources and people.”

He added: “You need to listen to what people are saying on the doorstep.

“I think Chris Huhne has let the people of Eastleigh down very significantly and I think that the fact Maria is a local person, who has got no other agenda than wanting to represent the local people, it’s her strong point.”

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12:44pm Thu 21 Feb 13

behonest says...

Why does he think Chris Huhne let us down? What's Chris ever done wrong?

Oh, I see. He's recently been convicted of an offence, so the Tories want to relate it to 'trust', to score political points. Even though it has nothing to do with current candidates. Dirty, rotten Tory scoundrels!

How do we know Maria Hutchings won't turn out to be a sexual pervert like Milligan, and let us all down by hanging herself in Chiswick for a cheap thrill? Oh sorry, I shouldn't speak like that about the Tories, to try and score points. How Tory of me.
Why does he think Chris Huhne let us down? What's Chris ever done wrong? Oh, I see. He's recently been convicted of an offence, so the Tories want to relate it to 'trust', to score political points. Even though it has nothing to do with current candidates. Dirty, rotten Tory scoundrels! How do we know Maria Hutchings won't turn out to be a sexual pervert like Milligan, and let us all down by hanging herself in Chiswick for a cheap thrill? Oh sorry, I shouldn't speak like that about the Tories, to try and score points. How Tory of me. behonest

6:49pm Thu 21 Feb 13

Mr-La-De-Da-Gunner-Graham says...

Phillip Hammond (who I've never heard of up until now by the way - must be an acolyte of the head warmonger-in-chief Hague, of course) is yet another tory warmonger who doesn't live in the real world. People who face a driving ban under the "TOTTING UP" procedure DO get their nearest and dearest to "take the rap" for the odd three-pointer here and there, it's been this way for decades - deal with it.
Phillip Hammond (who I've never heard of up until now by the way - must be an acolyte of the head warmonger-in-chief Hague, of course) is yet another tory warmonger who doesn't live in the real world. People who face a driving ban under the "TOTTING UP" procedure DO get their nearest and dearest to "take the rap" for the odd three-pointer here and there, it's been this way for decades - deal with it. Mr-La-De-Da-Gunner-Graham

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