Labour Eastleigh candidate called 'loser' by his wife

The Labour party candidate John O'Farrell has tweeted on the morning after his defeat in the Eastleigh by election.

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Mrs O'F just woke me with an affectionate 'Mornin' Loser!'

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Had hoped more would switch from Lib to Lab. Some did, but as many of ours went to UKIP. Lab % share up slightly. Result feels OK in context

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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.