The late Lord Sutch
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How by-elections campaigns have made headlines

Eastleigh is the latest town to be thrust into the national headlines as politicians descend on a constituency to fight a by-election.

Giles Dilnot looked back at previous battles that made political history as campaigners cheered and cried at the electorate's verdict.

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  • 28 Feb 2013
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