The borough of Eastleigh is returning to normal this lunchtime after three weeks of intensive campaigning. The Liberal Democrats have retained the seat, which became available when Chris Huhne resigned.
While UKIP had their best ever showing coming in second, ahead of the Conservatives. Andrew Pate has more.
Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has hailed his party's success in the Eastleigh by-election.
Voters go to the polls today in the closely-contested Eastleigh by-election that is poised to heap pressure on the coalition Government.