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Clegg back on the campaign trail - and the headlines - full report

With just days to go until the most hotly anticipated by-election in recent years, Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg was back in Eastleigh today - for the fourth time in three weeks.

But the Deputy Prime Minister is facing criticism over sexual harassment claims against a senior figure in his own party. He spoke to our Correspondent Andrew Pate and Labour MP for Southampton Itchen John Denham.

Clegg: Eastleigh by-election 'neck and neck'

The deputy prime minister Nick Clegg has admitted work still needs to be done in Eastleigh to ensure his party wins Thursday's by-election.

Mr Clegg is under extra pressure after it emerged he knew about complaints made about his party's former chief executive, Lord Rennard. But he says despite his party trailing in the opinion polls - there are differences between the Lib Dems and Tories that mean his party can retain Eastleigh.


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New poll: Tories ahead of Lib Dems in Eastleigh

The Tories could be on track for victory in the Eastleigh by-election, according to a new poll.

Research by Survation, for the Mail on Sunday, put the Conservatives on 33% - four points ahead of the Liberal Democrats.

The figures reverse recent findings that suggested Nick Clegg's party would narrowly retain the seat vacated by disgraced former Cabinet minister Chris Huhne.

However, the advantages are within the pollsters' margin for error - suggesting with less than a week left the contest will be very close.

Cameron back again for Eastleigh by-election

David Cameron has been back to Eastleigh for the second time in two weeks. With one week to go until the town's by-election all the political parties and candidates are making sure they're seen and heard by voters.

While The Prime Minister chose a telecom cables company to comunicate his message - Labour's Shadow Education Secretary Stephen Twigg - adressed a somewhat younger audience. Our Political Correspondent Phil Hornby has more.

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