Conservative candidate leaves building

The Conservative candidate Maria Hutchings has refused all interviews and left the building by a side entrance amidst a media scrum.

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Clegg: 'Stunning' Eastleigh win

Nick Clegg has described the Lib Dems victory in the Eastleigh by-election as "stunning...despite the "exceptional circumstances". UKIP said beating the Conservatives into third place was a "humongous political shock." Labour were fourth.