Harman's Suffolk speeding case in court

A COURT hearing into a speeding offence committed by Labour's deputy leader, Harriet Harman, was due to take place in Ipswich today.The Leader of the House of Commons, who is believed to have a second home in Suffolk, is listed to appear before South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court today.

A COURT hearing into a speeding offence committed by Labour's deputy leader, Harriet Harman, was due to take place in Ipswich today.

The Leader of the House of Commons, who is believed to have a second home in Suffolk, is listed to appear before South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court today.

However she is not expected to attend after the Labour party confirmed she was planning on pleading guilty by post.

It is the second time the former Solicitor-General has been caught flouting speeding laws, following an incident in February 2003 when she was caught doing 99mph in a 70mph zone on the M4 in Wiltshire.


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That time, Ms Harman was banned from driving for seven days and given a £400 fine, which was criticised by the AA for being “lenient”, considering her then £125,000 salary.

Suffolk police said they could not confirm the location or date of 57-year-old Ms Harman's speeding offence.

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It is thought by pleading guilty to the offence by post Ms Harman's case at court will be cleared and a written fine will be sent out. She is likely to be issued with penalty points on her licence.

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