UK Politics

Out and about in Eastleigh

Polling takes place in the key marginal seat of Eastleigh on Thursday with the expectation that the outcome could be very tight. The BBC's political correspondent Norman Smith will spend today in the Hampshire town meeting candidates and voters and giving his assessment of the issues and people that will decide Thursday's vote.

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Media captionThe BBC's political correspondent Norman Smith in Eastleigh

What the voters think

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Media captionThe Liberal Democrats face criticism from some voters
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Media captionThe ladder of politics: To vote or not to vote

Meeting the candidates

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Media captionUKIP candidate Diane James: 'We want our first UKIP MP'
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Media captionLiberal Democrat candidate Mike Thornton: 'I'm focused on what's happening here'
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Media captionConservative candidate Maria Hutchings: 'I'm not afraid to speak my mind'
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Media captionLabour candidate John O'Farrell: 'We're the only opposition party'

...and who are the other candidates?

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Media captionTen more Eastleigh by-election candidates make their pitch

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