Labour candidate Stephen Doughty arrives

Stephen Doughty
Labour MP-elect Stephen Doughty was greeted by the party's Assembly Member for Cardiff South and Penarth Vaughan Gething Credit: ITV News Wales

Labour's candidate - and the clear favourite to be the next MP for this constituency - Stephen Doughty was given a warm round of applause by a group of party members as he arrived at the count a few minutes ago.

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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.