09:05 Polling has been open for two hours now in Eastleigh, in one of the hardest fought by-elections in recent memory. We potentially have a three-way fight today- here’s the betting courtesy of William Hill:-
Liberal Democrat: 1/4
Whilst those odds may seem to indicate the Lib Dems as clear favourites, it may not turn out that way. With the Conservatives and UKIP taking votes from each other, it’s possible that there could be late momentum to one of the two parties, seeing them snatch the seat. Either way, there will be plenty to discuss after the result, and we will be following it live. There will be intermittent posts throughout the day, with proper coverage starting late this evening, in the run up to the declaration.