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Vicky Pryce 'very disappointed' with guilty verdict

Vicky Pryce with her solicitor Robert Brown outside Southwark Crown Court. Credit: ITV News

Robert Brown, the solicitor of Vicky Pryce has given a statement following his client's conviction.

Speaking outside Southwark Crown Court he said Ms Pryce was "very disappointed" with the guilty verdict. On her behalf, he also thanked those who had supported her through the "difficult period", including her children, friends and colleagues.

Earlier the former wife of Chris Huhne was found guilty of perverting the course of justice for taking his speeding points a decade ago.



Denials over who knew what on speeding fines

Vicky Pryce was found guilty following retrial. Credit: Priscilla Coleman

A number of denials have been issued over who had prior knowledge of the Vicky Pryce speeding points story. Vicky Pryce, the ex-wife of former Cabinet minister Chris Huhne, was found guilty of perverting the course of justice by taking his speeding points.

Vicky Pryce at Southwark Crown Court. Credit: Priscilla Coleman

Read: Clegg's wife 'had no prior knowledge of points case'.

Read: Lib Dem peer: 'Vicky never raised a question of points with me'.



Tim Farron: 'Outstanding result' in by-election

Liberal Democrat president Tim Farron has called the Eastleigh election the most "important by-election since the war."

His party's candidate Mike Thornton won the by-election with a majority of 1,771.

Speaking to Daybreak he said the win was an "outstanding" result, that speaks volumes about the Lib Dems' place in the next general election.

Read: Thornton 'It feels amazing and astonishing'


Eastleigh was a 'complete disaster' for Conservatives

Speaking to Daybreak, Daily Mail journalist Andrew Pierce said that this morning's win at Eastleigh for the Liberal Democrats is a "complete disaster for the Conservative party."

The Lib Dems won by less than two thousand votes in the by-election, managing to hold off a UKIP surge.

Journalists Andrew Pierce and Kevin Maguire Credit: Daybreak

The Daily Mirror's associate editor Kevin Maguire added that UKIP should be "deliriously happy" with their result, receiving more votes than the Conservative party.

He added: "It's a nightmare for David Cameron who played his Europe card, who thought that would stem the flood of Tory voters going to UKIP. It hasn't happened."


Profile: Liberal Democrat candidate Mike Thornton

Liberal Democrat candidate Mike Thornton Credit: Liberal Democrats

The Liberal Democrats have announced local councillor Mike Thornton as their candidate for the Eastleigh by-election.

Mr Thornton is a business and development manager and has been a parish and borough councillor since 2007.

He has lived in the area for 19 years and is involved with the annual Bishopstoke Carnival and is an active member of the local church.

Read his campaign blog here.

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