Eastleigh by-election: 25 February – it’s close

Eastleigh by-election: 25 February – it’s close

Storified by Mark Pack· Mon, Feb 25 2013 11:47:22

An unusual start to one of these round-ups: a quote from Conservative by-election candidate Maria Hutchings which I agree with, as it mirrors my own experience: “‘Not one person has mentioned it,’ Hutchings says as she canvasses, appropriately enough, on Telegraph Hill.” “It” being the allegations about Chris Rennard:
Eastleigh voters ignore Rennard row as ground war rumbles onNick Clegg’s failure to hold his party’s election guru Chris Rennard to account over harassment allegations dominated Conservative air wa…
For more on what impact they might have on the by-election, see my interview with the BBC:
The Liberal Democrats, the allegations and the consequencesHere’s what I told the BBC…
‘If Chris Huhne lying doesn’t derail us, neither will Rennard’ | The TimesThe Liberal Democrats insist that allegations of sexual misconduct by a former party chief will not affect their chances in the Eastleigh…
On to the rest of the by-election news, and the continuing signs of a close Lib Dem – Tory race, with Labour well back in fourth and UKIP in third:
Eastleigh is now even more of a must-win for the ToriesThe Huhne and Rennard scandals mean defeat will be portrayed as a humiliating set-back for Cameron. Last week the Tories were increasingl…
Clegg: By-election ‘two-horse race’Nick Clegg has said the Eastleigh by-election is a "two-horse race" and the contest between the Lib Dems and their Tory coalition partner…
Strange things a’happening in EastleighApologies for my absence – had a week’s holiday, somewhere distant from thunderstorms and snow. Coming back last night on an Oman Airline…
One thing’s clear about Eastleigh: it’ll be a wretched day for Labour – TelegraphAnd so it went on, all the time I was with her. I would stand there tongue-tied, while she showed that she had thought about people’s pro…
Eastleigh too close to callEastleigh by-election too close to call according Daily Echo poll 5:15pm Monday 25th February 2013 in Eastleigh By Patrick Knox, Senior R…

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