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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.

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Eastleigh was a 'complete disaster' for Conservatives

Speaking to Daybreak, Daily Mail journalist Andrew Pierce said that this morning's win at Eastleigh for the Liberal Democrats is a "complete disaster for the Conservative party."

The Lib Dems won by less than two thousand votes in the by-election, managing to hold off a UKIP surge.

Journalists Andrew Pierce and Kevin Maguire Credit: Daybreak

The Daily Mirror's associate editor Kevin Maguire added that UKIP should be "deliriously happy" with their result, receiving more votes than the Conservative party.

He added: "It's a nightmare for David Cameron who played his Europe card, who thought that would stem the flood of Tory voters going to UKIP. It hasn't happened."

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