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.

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Liberal Democrats remain in front in Eastleigh

According to a new poll released late Saturday, the Liberal Democrats remain in front in Eastleigh, spelling potential defeat for the Prime Minister.

The Survation poll for The Mail on Sunday put the Lib Dems on 36%, ahead of the Tories on 33%. The poll also put the UK Independence Party on 16%, ahead of Labour on 13%.

Survation polled 504 people in Eastleigh by telephone on Thursday.

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