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.
Liberal Democrat party leader Nick Clegg said he was "shocked and saddened" by Chris Huhne's guilty plea but said he had "taken the right decision in resigning as an MP".
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.
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,
Chris Huhne has just announced he will be resigning his Eastleigh seat, having this morning pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice over claims that his ex-wife took speeding points for him.
Former Cabinet minister Chris Huhne's ex-wife Vicky Pryce has denied a charge of perverting the course of justice.
The charges relate to claims that his ex-wife Vicky Pryce took speeding points for him a decade ago.