Lib Dems choose councillor to fight Eastleigh by-election

The Liberal Democrats have selected local councillor Mike Thornton to contest the Eastleigh by-election following Chris Huhne's resignation.

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Mike Thornton selected as candidate for the #Eastleigh by-election. Find out more about @mike4eastleigh here - http://t.co/9hIBgkYN

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Eastleigh candidates announced

The Liberal Democrats have announced Mike Thornton as their candidate for the Eastleigh by-election, and the Conservatives have selected Maria Hutchings as theirs. Labour and UKIP have yet to announce their candidates.