Chris Huhne reaction: Tessa Munt and Alun Cairns

Chris Huhne "has put a finish to it himself" said fellow Liberal Democrat Tessa Munt on the end of his political career, adding he had been a "fantastic constituency MP".

Conservative MP Alun Cairns said it would be an "extremely interesting" by-election with a battle between the two coalition parties for the Eastleigh seat in Hampshire after the former energy secretary announced his resignation.

2010 election figures for Eastleigh seat

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