Dai Havard

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Dai Havard
Member of Parliament
for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
In office
7 June 2001 – 30 March 2015
Preceded byTed Rowlands
Succeeded byGerald Jones
Majority4,056 (12.6%)
Personal details
Born (1950-02-07) 7 February 1950 (age 69)
Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales
Political partyLabour
Alma materWarwick University

David Stuart Havard (born 7 February 1950) is a British Labour Party politician, who was Member of Parliament (MP) for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney from 2001 to 2015. Havard was a trade union researcher, education tutor, official, and ultimately the Wales Secretary of the Manufacturing, Science and Finance (MSF) union.

He continued as a member of Unite the Union following his election to Parliament.[1] During his time in Parliament, Havard was a member of the Regulatory Reform Committee (2001–2005) and the Defence Select Committee (2003–2015).[2] He consistently voted against same sex marriage.[3]

In September 2014, Havard announced his decision to step down as an MP at the following year's general election.[4]


  1. ^ "About Me". DAI HAVARD Merthyr Tydfil & Rhymney Constituency. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Mr Dai Havard". UK Parliament. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  3. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-21346694
  4. ^ "Labour MP Dai Havard to stand down at next election". BBC. 24 September 2014. Retrieved 28 March 2015.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Ted Rowlands
Member of Parliament for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Succeeded by
Gerald Jones