By Tim Montgomerie
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Here are the results of the Eastleigh by-election:
- Mike Thornton (Lib Dem) 13,342 (32.1%, -14.5%);
- Diane James (UKIP) 11,571 (27.8%, +24.2%);
- Maria Hutchings (Con) 10,559 (25.4%, -14.0%);
- John O'Farrell (Lab) 4,088 (9.8%, +0.2%)
Grant Shapps, Tory Chairman, gave his reaction on Andrew Neil's by-election programme last night:
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I'll post a reaction on ToryDiary before 8.30am.