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.

Maria Hutchings - Conservative

Daily Echo: Marian Hutchings with London mayor Boris Johnson

10:22am Sunday 24th February 2013

SHE’S faced a number of challenges in her life head on.

John O'Farrell - Labour Party

Daily Echo: John O'Farrell is joined by Harriett Harman on the campaign trail

10:09am Sunday 24th February 2013

FROM the West End stage to the election campaign trail, John O’Farrell has enjoyed a successful and varied career that has seen him go from a child television star to celebrated author of one of the best selling political memoirs, behind only Clinton and Obama.

Mike Thornton Liberal Democrats

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

10:01am Sunday 24th February 2013

THEY say that behind every successful man there’s a good woman.

Diane James - UKIP

Daily Echo: Diane James - UKIP

9:55am Sunday 24th February 2013

Diane James has worked in the healthcare sector for more than 30 years.

Michael Walters - English Democrat - VIDEO

Daily Echo: Michael Walters

1:26pm Sunday 24th February 2013

A FORMER Liberal Democrat will be representing the English Democrats at the upcoming by-election.

Mike Thornton - Liberal Democrat - VIDEO

Daily Echo: MIke Thornton

1:19pm Sunday 24th February 2013

Liberal Democrat candidate Mike Thornton has lived in Bishopstoke for 19 years.

Danny Stupple - Independent - VIDEO

Daily Echo: Danny Stupple - Independent - VIDEO

12:58pm Sunday 24th February 2013

BY-ELECTION candidate Danny Stupple wants to be the “independent voice for the ordinary person”.

John O'Farrell - Labour Party - VIDEO

Daily Echo: John O'Farrell

12:43pm Sunday 24th February 2013

LABOUR candidate John O'Farrell admitted he had a lot to learn about Eastleigh if he is to represent them in Parliament when he started the campaign.

Kevin Milburn - Christian Party - VIDEO

Daily Echo: Kevin Milburn

12:18pm Sunday 24th February 2013

THE Christian Party has announced Kevin Milburn as its candidate for the Eastleigh by-election.

Dr Iain Maclennan - National Health Action - VIDEO

Daily Echo: Dr Iain Maclennan - National Health Action - VIDEO

12:09pm Sunday 24th February 2013

Dr Iain Maclennan is standing as the National Health Action party s by-election candidate.

Diane James - UKIP - VIDEO

Daily Echo: Diane James

12:04pm Sunday 24th February 2013

UKIP candidate for the Eastleigh by-election Diane James started her campaign with a call for a temporary halt on immigration.

Maria Hutchings - Conservative - VIDEO

Daily Echo: Maria Hutchings

11:59am Sunday 24th February 2013

Conservative Eastleigh by-election candidate Maria Hutchings pledged to win Eastleigh residents’ hearts and prove she is worthy of being their MP.

Alan “Howling Laud” Hope - Monster Raving Loony William Hill Party - VIDEO

Daily Echo: Alan “Howling Laud” Hope - Monster Raving Loony William Hill Party - VIDEO

11:51am Sunday 24th February 2013

Seventy- year-old Alan “Howling Laud” Hope is the candidate for Monster Raving Loony William Hill Party.

Ray Hall - Beer, Baccy and Crumpet - VIDEO

Daily Echo: Ray Hall

11:43am Sunday 24th February 2013

Ray Hall, 73, is the candidate for the Beer, Baccy and Crumpet Party.

Jim Duggan - Peace Party - VIDEO

Daily Echo: Jim Duggan - Peace Party

11:36am Sunday 24th February 2013

IT is a party he started from scratch more than 40 years ago.

David Bishop - Elvis Loves Pets - VIDEO

Daily Echo: David Bishop - Elvis Loves Pets - VIDEO

11:31am Sunday 24th February 2013

HE says he's nothing like a Hunhe dog - but he's crying all the time.

Colin Bex - Wessex Regionalists - VIDEO

Daily Echo: Wessex Regionalist calls for overhaul current political system

11:24am Sunday 24th February 2013

Architect planner Colin Bex is to contest the Eastleigh MP seat on behalf of the Wessex Regionalists.

UKIP MEP for south defects to Tories

Daily Echo: UKIP MEP for south defects to Tories

1:17pm Saturday 23rd February 2013

David Cameron received a boost when a South UK Independence Party MEP revealed she was defecting to the Tories.

Burglars strike three times in village

Daily Echo: Hunt as robber strikes in shopping precinct

4:48pm Saturday 23rd February 2013

POLICE are investigating a spate of burglaries in a Hampshire village.

Pensions campaigners lobby candidates

Daily Echo: Equitable Life campaigners lobby candidates in Eastleigh today.

12:31pm Saturday 23rd February 2013

Victims who lost savings in an insurance company collapsed staged a protest in Eastleigh today.

Wessex Regionalist calls for overhaul current political system

Daily Echo: Wessex Regionalist calls for overhaul current political system

4:44pm Saturday 23rd February 2013

AN overhaul of the current political system is what is needed, according to the Wessex Regionalists' candidate.

Candidate wants to be independent voice

Daily Echo: Candidate wants to be independent voice

4:40pm Saturday 23rd February 2013

BY-ELECTION candidate Danny Stupple wants to be the “independent voice for the ordinary person”.

By-election is tearing my family apart says candidate

Daily Echo: By-election is tearing my family apart says candidate

8:59am Saturday 23rd February 2013

AN Eastleigh by-election candidate has told how his family has been torn apart by the vote.

Cameron defends Hutchings for pulling out of hustings

Daily Echo: Maria Hutchings and David Cameron yesterday

11:53am Friday 22nd February 2013

DAVID Cameron was forced to defend Tory candidate Maria Hutchings after she came under fire for pulling out of a by-election debate.

Are these the worst election candidates ever?

Daily Echo: The press pack in Eastleigh

9:14am Friday 22nd February 2013

There’s no hiding any skeletons in the cupboards of Eastleigh’s by-election candidates as they come under the glare of the country’s media spotlights

Cameron grilled by workers in Eastleigh

Daily Echo: Cameron grilled by workers in Eastleigh

2:39pm Thursday 21st February 2013

David Cameron rolled into the Eastleigh by-election today as he attempted to bolster the campaign to get Maria Hutchings elected.

Prime Minister David Cameron to visit Eastleigh again

Daily Echo: Prime Minister David Cameron to visit Eastleigh again

7:55am Thursday 21st February 2013

Prime Minister David Cameron will pay another visit to Eastleigh today as he tries to give the Conservative campaign a boost in its attempt to snatch the seat from the Liberal Democrats.

Cable in Eastleigh for third time

Daily Echo: Vince Cable in Eastleigh today

12:40pm Thursday 21st February 2013

Senior Lib Dem Vince Cable was out pressing the flesh this afternoon as his party battles to retain his Eastleigh seat.

UKIP supporter hurt after town centre fall

Daily Echo: Diane James

11:37am Thursday 21st February 2013

Emergency services were called to the aid of a political canvasser this morning.

Boris declares Eastleigh a two-horse race

Daily Echo: Boris in town for Tories

1:06pm Wednesday 20th February 2013

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has declared the Eastleigh by-election a “two horse race”.

Lib Dems vow to save green spaces - hours after voting for 1,400 homes in village

Daily Echo: Protesters at Monday night’s meeting

11:30am Wednesday 20th February 2013

IT had been just hours since they were told their tiny community would be swallowed up by a huge new housing development.

Clegg backs £35m Ageas Bowl funding

Daily Echo: Nick Clegg with by-election candidate Mike Thornton, right, and Ageas Bowl chairman Rod Bransgrove, left, at the ground

11:10am Wednesday 20th February 2013

THE Deputy Prime Minister has backed a controversial decision to plough taxpayers’ money into a Hampshire sporting venue.

Lib Dems threaten legal action over Tories' ‘misleading’ leaflet

Daily Echo: Cllr House with his letter

11:50am Wednesday 20th February 2013

LIBERAL Democrat chiefs have threatened legal action against their Tory counterparts after claiming they have “misled” the public.



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