Tag: Court case

Huhne to resign after guilty plea

Chris Huhne has sensationally announced he is to resign as Eastleigh’s MP after pleading guilty to the charge of perverting the course of justice which he faces alongside his former wife Vicky Pryce. This means there will now be a by-election in Eastleigh to elect a new Member of Parliament. The Lib Dem – a…

Huhne pleads: “Not Guilty”

Eastleigh’s Lib Dem MP Chris Huhne is to stand trial next Monday at Southwark Crown Court on charges of perverting the course of justice alongside his former wife Vicky Pryce. Mr Huhne – who has always maintained his innocence –  pleaded ‘not guilty’ to the charge that he persuaded his ex-wife to take his penalty…

Huhne charges “will be dropped” tweets Judge

  Fresh speculation over Chris Huhne’s forthcoming trial on charges of perverting the course the justice over a speeding offence have emerged after the Daily Mail published a tweet from  Lib Dem party insider Judge Laurence Brassee. According to the Mail the asylum Judge reported that the Eastleigh MP had bragged to him that charges…

Huhne in court at pre-trial hearing

  Eastleigh MP Chris Huhne appeared in court in Reading yesterday in a pre-trial hearing over the allegation that he perverted the course of justice. The ex Cabinet Minister is charged with the offence along with ex-wife Vicky Pryce over  allegations that he persuaded her to take his penalty points for a speeding offence in…

Huhne OK for Christmas light switch on

Eastleigh residents will be heaving a sigh of relief with the news that Chris Huhne, Eastleigh’s popular MP, will still be available to switch on the Town’s Christmas lights next month after a judge postponed his trial on charges of perverting  the course of justice which were due to start this week. Huhne along with…

Campaign fever grips Eastleigh as Huhne faces court

Saturday shoppers in Chris Huhne’s Eastleigh constituency were forced to dodge groups of political activists who have begun canvassing in anticipation of a possible by-election. The Lib Dem former Cabinet minister faces trial on charges on perverting the course of justice this week should a last ditch attempt today to have the case dismissed fail.…

Huhne ex claims ‘coerced’ into speed points dodge

Vicky Pryce, the former wife of our MP Chris Huhne, has told a court that he forced her to take speeding points on his behalf yesterday. It is alleged that Ms Pryce took the points for Huhne in 2003 after speed cameras caught Huhne’s car speeding on an Essex motorway. Appearing at Stratford Crown court…