Huhne in 'marginal' Twitter gaffe

Chris Huhne's tweet The message was deleted shortly after being posted

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Liberal Democrat Energy Secretary Chris Huhne has said tweeting a private message to a member of staff was a "fairly marginal" mistake.

He accidentally tweeted "from someone else fine but I do not want my fingerprints on the story. C".

It was quickly deleted, but not before other users had asked about the story he was trying to distance himself from.

Mr Huhne told the BBC it concerned a local story and he was not embarrassed by the error.

He said: "To be honest I don't use a lot of Twitter. It was supposed to be a private message to a member of staff about a local story."

The tweet appears to be a reply to a private direct message, but sent out to everyone on Twitter.

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