Huhne and ex-wife to appear in court over speeding points allegations

Former energy secretary Chris Huhne and his ex-wife will appear in court today charged with perverting the course of justice.

Chris Huhne
Chris Huhne will appear in court today. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Huhne allegedly persuaded his former partner Vicky Pryce to take his penalty points for a speeding offence almost a decade ago.

The 57-year-old, who remains the Lib Dem MP for his home town of Eastleigh in Hampshire, stood down from the Cabinet to fight the claims he wrongly told investigators his wife was driving his car. The pair are due to appear at Southwark Crown Court for a plea and case management hearing.

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Huhne ex-wife pleads not guilty

Vicky Pryce, the estranged wife of the former energy secretary Chris Huhne, has pleaded not guilty to perverting the course of justice at Southwark Crown Court in London. Mr Huhne did not enter a plea, pending an application to dismiss the charge.