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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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By-election shows 'we are the only real opposition in Wales' - Conservatives

The leader of the Opposition in the Assembly has congratulated his party's candidate in the Cardiff South and Penarth by-election. Andrew RT Davies says the second-place won by Craig Williams shows the Welsh Conservatives have 'the action and ambition to achieve for Wales.'

Craig fought a determined campaign and I congratulate him on retaining second place – ahead of both the Welsh Liberal Democrats and Plaid Cymru.

This is a successful result that continues to show we are the only real opposition in Wales.

13 years of lazy Labour-led Welsh Governments have left Wales the poorest part of the UK – and still they lack the ambition to get us back on track.

Their second-rate budget deal with Plaid will continue their record-breaking NHS cuts, while we remain without crucial details on enterprise zones, solid decisions on business rates relief, and improvements to inward investment.

Welsh Conservatives are the only party with the action and ambition to achieve for Wales and help our country become stronger and more resilient than ever before.

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