Chris Huhne outside court
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Chris Huhne pleads guilty to perverting the course of justice

Former cabinet minister Chris Huhne has admitted perverting the course of justice over claims his ex-wife took speeding points for him in 2003.

The Liberal Democrat MP, 58, changed his plea on the first day of his trial at Southwark Crown Court. He could face a prison sentence for the offence.

Huhne said outside court that he would stand down as MP for Eastleigh, Hampshire.

His former wife, Vicky Pryce, has pleaded not guilty to the same offence on the grounds of marital coercion.

Nick Robinson reports.

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