Huhne resigned in disgrace earlier this month after a guilty plea at Southwark Crown Court, sparking a by-election in the LibDem/Conservative marginal seat. That contest takes place on February 28.
The sentencing of Chris Huhne, the former LibDem MP for Eastleigh, will take place later next month. The news comes as the jury in the trial of his ex-wife Vicky Pryce, was discharged. A retrial has been ordered starting next Monday. Huhne admitted perverting the course of justice.