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Liberal Democrat Mike Thornton is new Eastleigh MP

Daily Echo: Liberal Democrat Mike Thornton celebrates with his family.

2:37am Friday 1st March 2013

Mike Thornton is the new MP for Eastleigh after the Liberal Democrats swept to victory n the by election. this morning

Clegg hails Lib Dem win in Eastleigh

Daily Echo: Mike Thornton with party leader Nick Clegg at the Ageas Bowl

12:04pm Friday 1st March 2013

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has hailed his party's success in the Eastleigh by-election, telling activists in the Hampshire town: "We held our nerve, we stood our ground... we overcame the odds and we won a stunning victory."

New Eastleigh MP's pledge to voters

Daily Echo: Mike Thornton makes his victory speech.

3:18am Friday 1st March 2013

Mike Thornton used his first speech as Eastleigh MP to pledge to become a "hard working constituency MP".

I'm overwhelmed by victory, says MPs wife

Daily Echo: Hand in hand: Peta Thornton and husband Mike yesterday

3:46am Friday 1st March 2013

The wife of new MP Mike Thornton said she was "overwhelmed" by his victory.

Full list of Eastleigh by-election results

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4:34am Friday 1st March 2013

Here is the full list of election results from the Eastleigh by election.

Defeated Tory candidate made a swift exit

Daily Echo: Defeated Tory candidate Maria Hutchings reflects on defeat.

4:26am Friday 1st March 2013

Defeated Conservative candidate Maria Hutchings left the count without speaking to waiting press after the result.

Mike's night but UKIP almost took centre stage

Daily Echo: Liberal Democrat Mike Thornton is new Eastleigh MP

3:57am Friday 1st March 2013

THEY WERE expecting a late night and a tight vote. In the end it was neither.

Lib Dem Mike Thornton is Eastleigh's new MP

Daily Echo: Polling stations have opened in the Eastleigh by-election

7:27am Thursday 28th February 2013

Liberal Democrat Mike Thornton swept to victory in the Eatleigh by-election.

Fed up the election - this homeowner certainly is!

Daily Echo: Fed up the the election - this homeowner certainly is!

5:35pm Wednesday 27th February 2013

The good people of Eastleigh have had to put up with quite a lot over the last few weeks - and it seems as though this householder has just about had enough.

By-election hopefuls call in the big guns

Daily Echo: Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls and Labour contender John O’Farrell, left, meet Hendy service director Ian Dowie and foreman James Morgan.

12:01pm Wednesday 27th February 2013

THE parties rolled out their big guns in the countdown to the Eastleigh by-election.

Ashdown and Balls in Eastleigh to impress voters

Daily Echo: Ed Balls in Eastleigh today

4:39pm Tuesday 26th February 2013

MORE big name politicans have descended on Eastleigh today as by-election fever continues to grip the town.

Eastleigh too close to call

Daily Echo: MIke Thornton

5:15pm Monday 25th February 2013

As the candidates enter the final days of canvassing in the Eastleigh by-election a Daily Echo poll has revealed it is going to go down to the wire.

The candidates caught on camera - VIDEO

Daily Echo: The candidates caught on camera - VIDEO

1:47pm Sunday 24th February 2013

Today all the candidates in the Eastleigh by-election make a video plea for your vote....

Who are the personalities behind the policies and rosettes?

Daily Echo: Who are the personalities behind the policies and rosettes

10:30am Sunday 24th February 2013

With just four days left before Eastleigh goes to the polls the pressure is mounting on the main candidates. Today, the Daily Echo looks beyond the rows and political mud-slinging to discover the real personalities behind the rosettes.

Simon Hughes urges support for Lib Dem Mike Thornton

Daily Echo: Simon Hughes urges support for Lib Dem Mike Thornton

10:50am Sunday 24th February 2013

LIBERAL Democrat big-hitter Simon Hughes rallied the troops to get behind candidate MIke Thornton.

Senior Tories join Hutchings on campaign

Daily Echo: Eric Pickles joins Maria Hutchings

10:46am Sunday 24th February 2013

TWO more senior Tories strode into Eastleigh to back Maria Hutchings’ by-election campaign.

Darren Procter - TUSC - VIDEO

Daily Echo: Darren Procter - TUSC - VIDEO

8:09am Tuesday 26th February 2013

BY-ELECTION candidate Darren Procter is standing for the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition.

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Eastleigh by-election candidates

  • Colin Bex - Wessex regionalists
  • David Bishop - Elvis Loves Pets Party
  • Jim Duggan - Peace Party
  • Ray Hall - Beer, Baccy and Crumpet Party
  • Howling Laud Hope - Monster Raving Loony William Hill Party
  • Maria Hutchings - Conservative
  • Diane James - UK Independence Party
  • Dr Iain MacLennan - National Health Action Party
  • Kevin Milburn - Christian Party
  • John O’Farrell - Labour
  • Darren Procter - Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition
  • Danny Stupple - Independent
  • Mike Thornton - Liberal Democrats
  • Michael Walters - The English Democrats

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