Huhne pleads guilty triggering by-election.

Lib Dem MP for Eastleigh Chris Huhne has sensationally pleaded guilty and admitted perverting the course of justice. Huhne has resigned his seat ending his political career.

Huhne stands accused of telling authorities it was not him but his ex-wife that was driving a car caught speeding in 2003, so he could avoid prosecution.

The former cabinet minister might be looking at a 6-month jail sentence.

Maria Hutchings is expected to be the Conservative candidate in the by-election.

South East Conservatives Deputy Chairman Jim Fleming told tbg - "We look forward to welcoming campaigners from all over the country."

Last year UKIP Leader Nigel Farage refused to rule out running for Parliament in Eastleigh if a by-election were to occur.