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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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Owen Smith MP: 'By-election win sends clear message to PM'

Shadow Welsh Secretary Owen Smith MP has hailed Labour's win in the Cardiff South & Penarth by-election as a sign voters want "a new deal".

Voters in Cardiff South and Penarth have sent David Cameron a clear message today: they want a new deal in this country - a One Nation deal which delivers a fairer society and an economy that works for us all not just the most privileged.

People here rejected the Conservatives mean and divisive idea of 'sink or swim' Britain and urged Labour instead to build a country and an economy in which everyone might have a fair chance, a country we can be proud of once more.

– Owen Smith MP, Shadow Welsh Secretary

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