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Lib Dems conference: Protest votes and by-elections

The Liberal Democrats used to have a good record at winning by-elections, which saw Simon Hughes first elected in Southwark and Sarah Teather in Brent.

Now in government, it is no longer seen as the the party of protest, with UKIP taking a few second places and the Lib Dems often failing to keep their deposits in recent years.

Daily Politics reporter Eleanor Garnier looked at the changing fortunes of by-election nights.

BBC coverage of the Lib Dem conference on Tuesday

BBC coverage of the Lib Dem conference on Monday

BBC index: Party conferences 2014

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