Chris Huhne has quit as energy secretary after learning he will be charged with perverting the course of justice over a 2003 speeding case. His ex-wife Vicky Pryce will face the same charge in relation to claims she accepted his penalty points. Mr Huhne, Lib Dem MP for Eastleigh, said he was innocent but would stand down to "avoid distraction". Business Minister Ed Davey will replace him, but Nick Clegg said he hoped Mr Huhne could return to government. BBC News. Strange days indeed, as I always thought that in this the great country of ours you were innocent until proved guilty.