Clegg: Lib Dems 'on track' for 2015 after by-election win

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has congratulated Mike Thornton on his victory:

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Congratulations @mike4eastleigh: welcome to the team! We're on track for 2015 now.

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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.