Huhne speeding fine trial delayed

Chris Huhne remains the Liberal Democrat MP for Eastleigh Credit: PA

The trial of former Cabinet minister Chris Huhne and his ex-wife over a speeding penalty has been adjourned until 14 January for legal reasons.

The pair are charged with perverting the course of justice over an allegation that the former energy secretary persuaded Vicky Pryce to take his penalty points for a speeding offence almost a decade ago.

Huhne remains the Lib Dem MP for Eastleigh but stood down from Cabinet to fight the charge.

A trial at Southwark Crown Court was due to begin this week.