Huhne lands new job as manager of energy firm

Chris Huhne was jailed in March for eight months, but was released in May. Credit: Press Association

Disgraced former MP Chris Huhne has been hired as the manager of an energy firm just months after being released from prison.

The Government's ex-energy and climate change cabinet secretary has been working as the European manager of Zilkha Biomass Energy since July, according to the company's website.

He was jailed in March for eight months along with his ex-wife Vicki Pryce for swapping speeding penalty points so he could avoid a driving ban, but the pair were released in May.

The sustainable energy company says on its website that Mr Huhne is tasked with "the remit of growing the business in the European Union".

His new role is reported to be earning him £100,000 a year, the Sun said.