Chris Huhne MP officially resigns

The MP for Eastleigh, Chris Huhne, has resigned - after changing his plea to guilty on charges of perverting the course of justice at Southwark Crown Court today.

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Chris Huhne announces resignation after court case

by Phil Hornby

The MP for Eastleigh, Chris Huhne has announced that he is resigning from his post.

The news comes after the former cabinet minister pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice over claims his ex-wife took speeding points for him a decade ago. He made the admission at Southwark Crown Court on the first day of his trial over the matter.

Our presenter, Sangeeta Bhabra, spoke to our political correspondent, Phil Hornby, at Westminster.

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Huhne's bid to get case thrown out

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Chris Huhne at Southwark Crown Court today Credit: PA Images

The Eastleigh MP Chris Huhne went to great lengths to try to get the case against him thrown out. It can now be reported that he made an application to have the case against him dismissed. The judge decided last week to reject his request.

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Chris Huhne at Southwark Crown Court today Credit: PA Images

Today's news follows months of legal arguments. Mr Huhne's guilty plea comes almost a year to the day since he was charged. He resigned as Energy Secretary promising to clear his name,

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