The leader of the UK Independence Party, Nigel Farage MEP, was in Eastleigh today to kickstart his party's campaign in the constituency's forthcoming by-election.
Mr Farage spoke with shoppers and market traders. Earlier this week he ruled himself out of standing in the seat for a second time. He had tried - unsuccessfully, to win UKIP's first Westminster seat, in Eastleigh, back in 1994. He shared his reasons for not standing this time around.
The Conservatives have announced Maria Hutchings as their candidate in the Eastleigh by-election. Labour, the Liberal Democrats, UKIP, and the Greens are expected to reveal their candidates next week. Independents will also stand. The poll takes place on Thursday 28 February 2013.
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