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The Liberal Democrats have seen off a UKIP surge to win the Eastleigh by-election.
Lib Dem candidate Mike Thornton took 32.06% of ballots on a turnout of 52%.
UKIP's candidate Diane James recorded a party-record 27.8%, beating the Conservatives' Maria Hutchings by 1,000 votes.
Labour finished a distant fourth, increasing its share of the vote from 2010 by just 0.2%.
The election, which was triggered by Chris Huhne’s resignation after pleading guilty to perverting the course of justice, was viewed as a key test for both David Cameron and Nick Clegg's leadership of their respective parties.
The result is likely to put the Prime Minister under pressure from within his party.
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