Former MP Chris Huhne 'moved to open prison'

Disgraced former MP Chris Huhne has been moved from to an open prison after spending seven days in Wandsworth Prison, according to The Sun.

The ex-Liberal Democrat Cabinet minister was jailed earlier this month after pleading guilty to perverting the course of justice for asking his wife to take speeding points for him in 2003.

Former Lib Dem MP Chris Huhne was jailed earlier this month. Credit: Jeff Moore/Jeff Moore/Empics Entertainment

The 58-year-old served his first week at HMP Wandsworth, in south London, but has now been moved to HMP Leyhill in Gloucestershire for the remainder of his eight month term, the report stated.

The Category D jail is described on the Ministry of Justice website as somewhere that prisoners can "assume more responsibility and benefit from opportunities to make decisions for themselves before returning to the outside community".