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Chris Huhne, former cabinet minister, speaks to the press after being released from prison, having served a quarter of his eight-month sentence for perverting the course of justice Continue to article
* Chris Huhne * Vicky Pryce Caroline Davies guardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Cond... Continue to article
Chris Huhne today thanked those who supported him during his trial and time in prison but declined to give any further comment to reporters near his Clerkenwell home. Released after serving eight weeks of his eight month sentence, Mr Hu... Continue to article
Dear David, Following the Jimmy Savile scandal, many were outraged following the revelation from several Cabinet Office officials that it was impossible to posthumously revoke the knighthood that had been bestowed upon him. The conviction... Continue to article
When Nick Clegg heaped praise on Chris Huhne two days before he was sentenced to eight months in prison, many journalists seemed surprised that the Deputy Prime Minister did not try to wash his hands of the man who challenged him for the pa... Continue to article
Below is the official notice recording that Chris Huhne has been removed from the Privy Council: Continue to article
WORDS: SAM MACRORY Environmentally friendly Liberal Democrats fighting business-minded Conservatives. A gas-thirsty Tory Chancellor feuding with a wind-loving Lib Dem Energy Secretary. If not a black and white affair, then the politics of ... Continue to article
The Daily Telegraph publishes a letter Tory MP David Burrowes has sent to the Attorney General asking him to review Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce's sentences. Continue to article
Chris Davies said the biggest problem facing Chris Huhne was his high public profile. “The difficulty for Chris of course is he’s so much in the public spotlight – both for Vicky and for him, it’s not simply a matter of going through a c... Continue to article
Chris Huhne apologised for having “lied and lied” to save his career rather than take driving penalty points. “I certainly lied and lied again, and part of it was about saving my career, but it was also partly to try and avoid the conseq... Continue to article
The former environment minister Chris Huhne and his ex-wife Vicky Pryce have been sentenced for perverting the course of justice. Did the judge make the right call? Continue to article
Mike Thornton, the new MP for Eastleigh, is hoping to make his maiden speech this afternoon during the second reading of the Financial Services (Banking Reform) Bill. When he is called depends on the Speaker, but it is likely that when he d...
Vince Cable said departmental ringfencing was a “very unbalanced approach” to government spending. “I’m a strong supporter of the aid budget, but the issue about ringfencing is this: there is obviously an argument for protecting key prior... Continue to article
There is a syndrome in climbing known as ‘summit fever’. This phenomenon causes mountaineers to make rash judgments at great altitude in their ambition to reach a tantalising peak. That is when accidents happen – for the thin air and extreme conditions at such heights offer no margin for error. It is the same with politics. Chris Huhne – one of the most viscerally ambitious MPs in the Liberal Democrats – has suffered a similar fate. Continue to article
By Robyn Wilson Nick Clegg has criticised Conservative party ministers for misleading the public on environmental issues. The Deputy Prime Minister gave his fringe speech this afternoon where he stressed the important role th... Continue to article
Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce show that those who possess super-sharp minds can suffer from a fatal lack of good sense. Continue to article
Update: Chris Huhne + Vasiliki Pryce will be sentenced at Southwark Crown Court on 11 March at 2pm.
Lord German said the Liberal Democrats would be going into their spring conference, which begins today, in an optimistic mood despite a reduced majority after the Eastleigh by-election, Chris Huhne’s guilty plea, and the allegations surroun... Continue to article
It is easy to feel sorry for Vicky Pryce as she awaits sentencing. I even felt sorry for Chris Huhne too when he was convicted. Both have done wrong but still, what an awful, awful mess. Continue to article
WORDS: PAUL WAUGH AND SAM MACRORY Tim Farron’s Commons office has a huge diary planner on the wall with the words ‘Presidential Visit’ highlighted at key moments. The entries refer not to Barack Obama’s latest state banquet, but instead to... Continue to article
The defence used by Chris Huhne's ex-wife after she took his speeding points is not available to men or unmarried women Continue to article
I'm not sure why @Ed_Miliband bothers with having a twitter account. I wonder if he even reads it as he never interacts.
Sir Menzies Campbell said he was confident the Lib Dems would make up a significant proportion of the Parliament after 2015, in light of the Eastleigh results. "We’ve had to live off scorched earth in many occasions and there’s no doubt ... Continue to article
- Right wingers demand tougher policies as Lib Dems cling on to seat - Late Ukip surge fails to defeat Lib Dems - Embarrassment for Tories as they finish in third place - Mike Thornton held on to the seat vacated by disgraced ex minister Chris Huhne Continue to article
Roger Helmer said that he left the Conservative party and joined UKIP over the issue of Europe. “I felt I disagreed with the Conservative party on more and more things, particularly on Europe. We’ve just seen David Cameron make a sort of... Continue to article
Nigel Farage said UKIP's second position in the Eastleigh by-election showed that the party "is a long way from being a protest vote". “What’s really interesting is that one of the big segments of our vote yesterday were people who had n... Continue to article
WORDS: PAUL WAUGH AND SAM MACRORY When the horsemeat scandal broke earlier this year, Mary Creagh had to stop eating, literally mid-forkful, as she tucked into her homemade spag bol. The Shadow Environment Secretary remembers the moment p... Continue to article
The Liberal Democrats have been beset by scandal in government. First there was the resignation of David Laws. Then there was the whole Chris Huhne business. And now there’s Lord Rennard and his alleged activities and the question of what the party hierarchy knew about them. Continue to article
It's not just by-elections that bring MPs' competitive nature to the fore. Along with pancake races and tug of wars, there's another activity that MPs can add: skipping. As revealed by the Evening Standard, in a bid to encourage children...
Disgraced MP Chris Huhne should apologise to the people of his former constituency, the Liberal Democrat by-election candidate has said. Speaking at a hustings hosted by Channel 4, Mike Thornton said Mr Huhne had committed a crime and ne... Continue to article
Former energy secretary Chris Huhne could return to the Cabinet if he is cleared of asking his wife to take speeding points on his behalf, Nick Clegg has said.
Asked at a press gallery lunch this afternoon whether he would like to see a return to government for Mr Huhne, the Lib Dem leader replied: “Yeah I would like to see Chris [back]... I want to see him at the top table of British politics.”
Mr Clegg confirmed he meant a return to the Cabinet.
Recent media reports have suggested the Lib Dem MP is confident that the case against him will be dropped.
Mr Clegg also said that he will “certainly be leading the party in 2015”, but added that the continuing austerity would make the next election tough.
"It is not going to be this sort of frothy, happy go lucky environment in the May 2015 general election,” he said. "The country is going through a very difficult, painful period of adjustment. I think it will be quite a sombre quite gritty, quite realistic weighing up of options amongst the electorate."
Former Energy Secretary Chris Huhne will appear at Southwark Crown Court tomorrow to enter his plea to the charges that forced him to resign.
The former Cabinet Minister and his ex-wife Vicky Pryce are to answer charges that they perverted the course of justice by lying about who was driving Mr Huhne's car when it was caught speeding in March 2003.
Mr Huhne resigned in February, when it was announced that the Crown Prosecution Service was pressing charges. If the case goes to a full trial then it is likely that proceedings will be adjourned to the autumn.
Baroness Warsi has said the Conservative Party will "fight hard and fight to win" any by-election called as the result of Chris Huhne's trial later this year. In an interview with The House magazine, the Conservative Party co-chairman said that she had campaigned in Eastleigh recently, and suggested that Mr Huhne may stand down as an MP even if he wins his court case. She said: “The by-election could be called because, you know, Chris might stand down irrespective of what happens at the court case.”
Vicky Pryce has pleaded not guilty to the charge of perverting the course of justice by lying about who was driving her ex-husband Chris Huhne’s car when it was caught speeding in 2003.
The BBC reports that Ms Pryce will argue in court that she had been coerced into taking the points for speeding by her by Mr Huhne.
The former Cabinet Minister declined to enter a plea this morning to the charges which forced him to resign as Energy Secretary earlier in the year.
Chris Huhne's partner Carina Trimingham has denied any suggestion she had been a “habitual serial seller of tit bits to the press” as she brought high court damages action against Associated Newspapers. Ms Trimingham is taking action over what she claims was “cataclysmic interference” with her private life. Mr Huhne's partner is also seeking damages for harassment and misuse of private information.
The trial of former Energy Secretary Chris Huhne and his ex-wife Vicky Pryce has been set for early October and listed for two weeks.
Mr Huhne attended Southwark Crown Court today with his ex wife, Vicky Pryce, to face charges of perverting the course of justice.
The former Energy and Climate Change Secretary allegedly avoided a speeding ticket by falsely saying Ms Pryce was driving in 2003.
Mr Huhne is to receive £17,000 in severance pay following his resignation from the Cabinet.
13/05/2013 on Statement to the press
12/03/2013 on Today, BBC Radio 4
11/03/2013 on Channel 4 News
11/03/2013 on Today, BBC Radio 4
Summaries and transcripts from TV and radio
25/05/2013 on BBC News
25/05/2013 on Week in Westminster, BBC Radio 4
25/05/2013 on Week In Westminster, BBC Radio 4