Mike Thornton celebrates with his wife Peta
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Liberal Democrat Mike Thornton wins Eastleigh by-election

The Liberal Democrats have held on to the Hampshire seat of Eastleigh, with their candidate Mike Thornton winning a majority of 1,771 votes.

Mr Thornton said there was "no greater honour" than to represent the constituency, and pledged to be a "strong voice for every person" in it.

Robin Brant reports.

  • 01 Mar 2013
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