UKIP candidate hails 'humungous political shock'

The UKIP candidate Diane James has thanked voters in Eastleigh for delivering a "humungous political shock".

She said she hoped the result would mean that UKIP is no longer excluded from mainstream media coverage.

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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.