Stephen Doughty elected as new MP

 

 

Stephen Doughty is the new Labour and Co-operative MP for Cardiff South and Penarth.

Stephen was elected on 15 November 2012, with an increased majority of 5,334.

Speaking on the night of the election Stephen said:

“There is no greater honour than to be given the trust of the area where you were born and brought up. It’s a huge privilege to be elected in an area that has been represented by only two remarkable Members of Parliament since 1945.

“Jim Callaghan and Alun Michael achieved remarkable things in this area. I’m very conscious of the big shoes I’m stepping into.

“Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan are fantastic places to be associated with, and I will do my best for them.”

“Our three by-election results are a resounding rejection of the policies, priorities and conduct of this UK Government.”

“People here in Cardiff South and Penarth are opposed to our nurses and teachers being paid less here in Wales, the cutting of front line police staff, and the fact that the Tories and Lib Dems are putting tax cuts for millionaires ahead of support for hard working families and pensioners across this country.”

“I want to work towards a vision where society’s most vulnerable are supported, and where we tackle poverty and injustice at home and abroad.”

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