Lib Dems win at Eastleigh

Lib Dems win at Eastleigh, narrowly defeating UKIP.

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Labour MP: Eastleigh result was 'disaster' for party

The Labour backbencher Austin Mitchell has described Labour finishing fourth in the Eastleigh by-election "a disaster":

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Eastleigh disaster. Labour needs a nationalist appeal. The nation is being betrayed,weakened and sold down river.We sd say so

Read more: Labour Eastleigh candidate called a "loser" by his wife

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Tory MP blames councillors for by-election defeat

The Conservative MP Conor Burns appears to blame local councillors rather than the central party leadership for the party's poor performance in the Eastleigh by-election:

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The Eastleigh result is in no small part a consequence of withered local organisation caused by an absence of Council leadership or vision

Watch: Conservative candidate Maria Hutchings ignores reporters' questions

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UKIP: Eastleigh tremor will become national earthquake

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has told a press conference that "never again" will people say voting for the party is a wasted vote, following the Eastleigh by-election where the party finished second.

He added that he intended to capitalise on the "tremor" UKIP had created in Eastleigh and turn it into a "national political earthquake" at the European elections next year.

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Labour Eastleigh candidate called 'loser' by his wife

The Labour party candidate John O'Farrell has tweeted on the morning after his defeat in the Eastleigh by election.

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Mrs O'F just woke me with an affectionate 'Mornin' Loser!'

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Had hoped more would switch from Lib to Lab. Some did, but as many of ours went to UKIP. Lab % share up slightly. Result feels OK in context

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