Stephen Doughty
Member of Parliament
for Cardiff South and Penarth
Assumed office
15 November 2012
Preceded by Alun Michael
Majority 14,864 (29.3%)
Personal details
Born (1980-04-15) 15 April 1980 (age 44)

Stephen John Doughty (born 15 April 1980) has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Cardiff South and Penarth since a 2012 by-election that resulted from previous MP Alun Michael standing down to contest the Police and Crime Commissioner elections. He was previously a Shadow Foreign Office Minister.

Parliamentary career

In the parliamentary by-election on 15 November 2012, Doughty was voted in as the Labour MP for Cardiff South and Penarth. He took the seat with a majority of 5,334, taking 47.3% of the vote. This enhanced Labour's majority in the area, which previously stood at 4,709.

In January 2013, Doughty was appointed to the Labour Shadow Treasury team as an aide to Rachel Reeves, the Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury.

In the reshuffle following the 2015 General Election, Doughty joined the Business, Innovation and Skills team as Shadow Minister for Trade and Industry.

In October 2015, he was moved to a position as a Shadow Foreign Office Minister with responsibility for Africa, South Asia and International Organisations, under Shadow Foreign Secretary Hilary Benn. He resigned the role in January 2016.