Eastleigh by-election: fight for seat after Huhne resigns
11 February 2013 Last updated at 13:37 GMT
It is not the first time an Eastleigh by-election has been the centre of national attention.
The Hampshire seat is vacant after Chris Huhne's fall from grace last week, and the full list of candidates for the 28 February vote will be known on Wednesday afternoon.
Sunday Politics South's Peter Henley spoke to Prof Gerry Stoker from the University of Southampton about previous elections in the seat.
The former Conservative stronghold has seen UKIP's Nigel Farage fight for votes here before, and Labour can recall coming second, before Lib Dems gained it at a by-election.
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