IF Labour have any sense, then Ed Miliband will sit this one out; let the Tories and Lib Dems fight among themselves. UKIP, if Nigel Farage stands, will be a dark horse for the seat. A brutal, bloody and vicious by-election will enfold in this Tory-Liberal marginal.
Chris Huhne only has a 3,000 majority and Eastleigh is on the Tories target list.
Cameron will want to win. So will Clegg and Farage will want to do maximum damage to the Tories.