The Liberal Democrats are celebrating after Mike Thornton won the race to be MP for Eastleigh.
They fought off UKIP who came second - the party's best ever result in a by-election
The Conservatives came third while Labour came fourth.
The by-election was called after Chris Huhne resigned when he admitted perverting the course of justice.
The town has been in the spotlight over the last three weeks and the media were out in force at the election count last night.
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.