Chris Huhne announces resignation after court case

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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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.