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Huhne steps down as MP

Chris Huhne

Former energy minister Chris Huhne has stepped down as an MP after pleading guilty to perverting the course of justice.

Huhne, who represented Eastleigh in Hampshire, resigned his role as energy minister 12 months ago amid claims that his ex-wife Vicky Pryce took speeding points for him a decade ago.

The 58-year-old has now admitted the charges and faces sentencing at a later date.