Vicky Pryce trial

Vicky Pryce is on trial at Southwark Crown Court charged with perverting the course of justice.

Vicky Pryce jury to continue deliberations tomorrow

The jury in the trial of the ex-wife of Chris Huhne has been sent home for the day and will resume their deliberations at Southwark Crown Court tomorrow.

Vicky Pryce denies the charge of perverting the course of justice. Credit: Press Association

Vicky Pryce is charged with perverting the course of justice by taking the disgraced politician's speeding points in 2003.

The economist denies the charge, claiming she was coerced by Huhne so he could avoid losing his licence.

Jury to continue considering Vicky Pryce verdict

Jurors will continue deliberating the fate of Chris Huhne's ex-wife today.

Vicky Pryce is charged with perverting the course of justice by taking the disgraced politician's speeding points in 2003.

Vicky Pryce denies the charge of perverting the course of justice. Credit: Press Association

The economist denies the charge, claiming she was coerced by Huhne so he could avoid losing his licence.

Huhne, 58, pleaded guilty to the offence on the first day of their trial, which prompted his resignation as an MP.

Pryce's defence of marital coercion requires that Huhne was present when she signed the form agreeing to take the points, and that her will was "overborne".

The jury of eight women and four men at Southwark Crown Court have to decide whether the prosecution has proved that Huhne did not coerce Pryce, who is now 60.

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Jury in Vicky Pryce trial to return on Monday

Vicky Pryce Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

The jury in the trial of Vicky Pryce, the former wife of disgraced MP Chris Huhne, has left for the day and will return on Monday.

Ms Pryce is accused of perverting the course of justice by taking her ex-husband's speeding points in 2003. She had pleaded not guilty on the basis of marital coercion.

Jury retires in Vicky Pryce speeding points trial

The jury in the trial of Vicky Pryce - Chris Huhne's ex-wife - has retired to consider its verdict.

She is charged with perverting the course of justice by taking her ex-husband's speeding points in 2003.

Jurors at Southwark Crown Court in London heard that she denies the charge, claiming she was coerced by Huhne as he tried to avoid losing his licence.

Daughter of Pryce says Huhne wanted chance to be MP

The step-daughter of former cabinet minister Chris Huhne has said in court today that her mother, Vicky Pryce told her that Mr Huhne had "pressurised" her into taking his speeding points.

Georgia Beesly said that Mr Huhne had said if he lost his licence, he would lose his chance to become an MP.

ITV News reporter Lewis Vaughan Jones reports:

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Daughter tells of resentment after Huhne loses licence

Georgia Beesley said her mother, Vicky Pryce, told her that Chris Huhne had nominated his then-wife as the driver without telling her, and when it arrived, she was already named as the driver.

"I know she felt pressured into signing the form," she said.

Mrs Beesley said the issue resurfaced as Huhne lost his licence soon afterwards when he was caught talking on his mobile phone, telling Southwark Crown Court:

He lost his licence anyway that summer and mum had to drive him whenever he needed driving. A lot of comments were made around that time, 'I have got to drive you anyway, even though I took the points'. There was quite a bit of resentment.

She said her mother was "very upset she had had to do something she really didn't want to do and the outcome was exactly the same".

Huhne bullied Pryce into taking points, daughter says

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Vicky Pryce denies perverting the course of justice by taking the speeding points in 2003. Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

Vicky Pryce's claim that her ex-husband Chris Huhne forced her to take his speeding points has been supported by her eldest daughter in court today.

Georgia Beesley said her mother told her in late spring or early summer 2003, when she was about 25, that the politician had bullied her into taking the points.

Giving evidence at Pryce's trial, Mrs Beesley told Southwark Crown Court: "He didn't want to lose his licence, he was standing for election and had to travel regularly to Eastleigh."

She went on: "And he would say to her that if she didn't take them he would not be able to drive, that he would lose his licence, and that it would be her fault if he didn't get elected."

She said her mother was "very upset, very angry", and "obviously didn't want to take the points".

Vicky Pryce trial continues

Vicky Pryce leaves Southwark Crown Court, in central London. Credit: PA Wire

Chris Huhne's ex-wife Vicky Pryce will continue to stand trial over claims she took his speeding points in 2003.

Pryce denies perverting the course of justice and the case at Southwark Crown Court in London will continue at 10am today.

Pryce 'not proud' of 'irrational' behaviour

Vicky Pryce said she was "not proud" of herself after the Sunday Times splashed the story of her revelations on her husband's speeding points, and said she was very personally vulnerable at the time, and possibly irrational.

She said she went to the press because she wanted the story explained in the "right way."

If I had wanted to ruin my husband at the time I could have thought of lots of other things to expose publicly.

2010 was a very difficult circumstance when the family had really been torn apart and where the person they were relying on, who was me, was actually very fragile.

I am not proud of what happened. Now of course I would never ever have gone down that road. I did not perhaps behave rationally, there's no doubt about that.

It was a very, very tough time for me and also for the rest of my family and I did things which I am not proud of.

More: Pryce felt 'manipulated' over newspaper article.

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