Conservative candidate Maria Hutchings has come third in the Eastleigh by-election, with 10,559 votes.
Following the announcement of the result, Mrs Hutchings said:
"I want to thank all the staff who worked so hard today to get the election done, and also to the police.
"I'd also like to thank the people of Eastleigh who voted for and put their belief in me. I'd like to thank the absolutely incredible campaigning team I've had, and the hundreds of activisits who have come out to help to support our campaign.
"I would just like to say that this was a very very clean campaign, and to thank the other candidates, and obviously to congratulate Mike on his win. And very importantly, to thank my mother who has done so much for me, my husband, my children, John Paul, Victoria, William and Harriet, and to say that what I wish, is the very best for the people of Eastleigh."