I am thrilled, honoured and very grateful to the people of Cardiff Central who have elected me to serve as their Labour MP.
We worked really hard in Cardiff Central, with a huge team speaking to voters and knocking doors right across the constituency up until polls closed on Thursday.
Our majority of nearly 5000, with 40% of the vote, a 13% swing from the Lib Dems and a reduction in the Tory vote too, was a fantastic result.
Thank you to every single one of the incredible team of campaign volunteers who have worked with me over the past two years. This Labour victory is down to you.
THE FULL RESULTS IN CARDIFF CENTRAL:
Jo Stevens (Labour) – 15,462
Jenny Willott (Liberal Democrat) – 10,481
Richard Hopkin (Conservative) – 5,674
Antony Raybould (UKIP) – 2,499
Chris von Ruhland (Green Party) – 2,461
Martin Pollard (Plaid Cymru) – 1,925
Steve Williams (TUSC) – 110
Kazimir Hubert (Independent) – 34
Now the real work starts – I’ll be setting up my constituency office in the next few days, and I look forward to being a visible, accessible and hard-working MP for Cardiff Central.