Former U.K. Energy Secretary Chris Huhne said he’ll step down as a Liberal Democrat lawmaker after pleading guilty in a London court today to perverting the course of justice in relation to a speeding offense.
Vicky Pryce, the ex-wife of former U.K. Energy Secretary Chris Huhne, was found guilty of perverting the course of justice after taking points on her driving license for a speeding offense Huhne committed.
People close to U.K. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg were told as early as 2011 that the then energy secretary, Chris Huhne, forced his ex-wife to lie for him over a speeding ticket, according to e-mails released after a court case.
The U.K. Liberal Democrat party held the seat of Eastleigh in a special election, adding to the woes of Prime Minister David Cameron, whose Conservative Party was pushed into third place behind the U.K. Independence Party.