Labour hold by-election seat

Labour's Stephen Doughty is the new MP for Cardiff South and Penarth. He won by 5,334 votes, a small increase on the majority claimed by his predecessor Alun Michael in 2010.

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Just two votes at one polling station

Just two ballots were submitted at one polling station in Cardiff South and Penarth, according to the returning officer at the by-election count.

The majority of ballot boxes from around the constituency are now collected at the Sport Wales National Centre, where the count is taking place, with initial indications of a turnout below 30%.

The returning officer says he thinks the November date is 'a significant issue', but also puts it down to a 'drag effect' from apathy around the Police and Crime Commissioner election, and 'electoral fatigue' after the local elections earlier this year.

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