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 MP resigns after guilty plea in court

The Liberal Democrat MP for Eastleigh, Chris Huhne, admitted today he lied to the police about about a speeding offence. Minutes later he said he'd be resigning from Parliament.

Huhne pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice, as his trial was about to start in London. Last month he'd been trying desperately to get the case thrown out. It followed claims that his ex-wife took speeding points on his behalf. Our political correspondent Phil Hornby has more.

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