Lib Dems win at Eastleigh

Lib Dems win at Eastleigh, narrowly defeating UKIP.

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Lib Dems already celebrating victory, says Phil

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Phil Hornby reporting from Eastleigh Credit: Meridian

As the candidates arrive at the count the Lib Dems are already celebrating victory here. They are confident they will have a majority of between 2000 and 3000, not much down on their winning margin in 2010.

The UKIP leader Nigel Farage refuses to concede defeat, and says his party might still win. But the Lib Dems look like they have held on here. Tory and Labour faces are glum.

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