Chris Huhne, Eastleigh’s colourful MP, has been bailed to appear at Southwark Crown Court on March 2 following a morning appearance in the dock at Westminster Magistrate’s Court.
An uncharecteristlcially glum looking Mr Huhne appeared with former wife Vicky Pryce to answer charges that they consipred to allow Ms Pryce to take a speeding rap on Mr Mr Huhne’s behalf – an allegation the MP has strenously denied saying he was ‘delighted’ the Police were investigating the matter.
Earlier this month Mr Huhne resigned his £136,000 pa cabinet post to defend the charge.
Neither defendent enetered a plea and spoke only to confirm their name, date of birth and address – Mr Huhne gave his Dutton Lane residence as his home address Both parties then left without wihtout making any comment to the press.
Eastleigh News is proud to stand behind our ‘innocent-until-proven-guilty’ MP while he defends himself against all charges although this in itself should not be construed as a suggestion that we feel Ms Pryce has been in any way untruthful.
(That should cover it. Ed)