Delegates from the South have arrived in Glasgow for the annual Liberal Democrat party conference.Read the full story ›
Lib Dems from the south are arriving in sunny Glasgow for the start of their party conference. But weather forecasters say there will be severe storms tomorrow.
Nick Clegg will be hoping stormy scenes outside won't be reflected by stormy scenes inside. Already Lord Oakeshott from the Isle of Wight has suggested the party would be better off with a different leader.
The people of Portsmouth South now have an independent MP. Mike Hancock resigned from the Liberal Democrat parliamentary party last night, after a special disciplinary hearing.
The MP said he was stepping down temporarily while he defended a High Court action against him. But as our political correspondent Phil Hornby reports, it is thought that Mr Hancock jumped - before he was pushed.
Ex Leader of the Liberal Democrats Lord Ashdown has tweeted his response to the news that Margaret Thatcher has died at the age of 87:
If politics is defined as having views, holding to them and driving them through to success, she was undoubtedly the greatest PM of our age.
Isabel Oakeshott, the political editor of The Sunday Times who worked with Vicky Pryce to expose her taking of Chris Huhne’s speeding points, has said she “really doesn't feel responsible for what has happened to her”.
Oakeshott told Daybreak: “I really don’t feel responsible for what has happened to her.
"Remember where this story started - it started with Chris Huhne walking out on his family after 26 years of marriage.”
She added: “For me it was, at the beginning, a political story – that’s why I was pursuing it.
"It was about a cabinet minister who had apparently committed a criminal offence.”
Perverting the course of justice carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment, although the average sentence is around 10 months.
Both 58-year-old Chris Huhne and economist Vicky Pryce, 60, have been warned to be under no illusion about what punishment they face.
Disgraced MP Chris Huhne and his ex-wife, Vicky Pryce, are due to be sentenced today.
The former couple are both facing jail terms at a hearing at Southwark Crown Court at 2pm.
Pryce was found guilty by a jury last week of perverting the course of justice by taking speeding points for Huhne in 2003.
The former energy secretary had already pleaded guilty to the charge.
Vince Cable has just run away from me. He wouldn't stop to answer questions about Vicky Pryce.
The ex-wife of former MP Chris Huhne was today found guilty of perverting the course of justice by taking his speeding points a decade ago.Read the full story ›
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.