Polls are now closed in Eastleigh, and we are now just a few hours away from discovering who has won this by-election, and which positions the remaining parties have finished in.
Question Time starts in half an hour, where we may glean some more insight into what kind of expectation management the parties are giving us, and the BBC’s by-election coverage begins afterwards. It’s going to be a late night.
After edging towards 1/10 at one point in the betting, the Lib Dems are now back out closer to 1/5, with UKIP now well ahead of the Conservatives in the betting. Punters are seemingly ruling out a Conservative win- if they are indeed 3rd then this is catastrophic for the Tories.