By-election for Huhne's seat to be held on February 28

The by-election for disgraced ex-Cabinet minister Chris Huhne's Eastleigh constituency will be held on February 28, the Liberal Democrats said tonight.

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Huhne quits after guilty plea

Former Cabinet Minister Chris Huhne has quit politics after pleading guilty to lying over speeding. He was once in the running to be Lib Dem leader but now faces a prison sentence.