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 71)
Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales
NationalityBritish
Political partyLabour
Alma materWarwick University

David Stuart Havard (born 7 February 1950) is a British Labour Party politician who was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney from 2001 to 2015.

Early life[edit]

Career[edit]

Havard was a trade union researcher, education tutor, official and ultimately the Wales Secretary of the Manufacturing, Science and Finance (MSF) Union.

Member of Parliament[edit]

He claimed more than £205,000 in his expenses and wages between 2007 and 2008, which was revealed in May 2009.[1]

He continued as a member of Unite the Union following his election to Parliament.[2] During his time in Parliament, Havard was a member of the Regulatory Reform Committee (2001–2005) and the Defence Select Committee (2003–2015).[3] He consistently voted against same sex marriage, the most recent being February 2013, one month prior to the act coming into force which became an official law in July 2013.[4][5]

Havard announced his decision to stand down as an MP at the following year's general election in September 2014, which he did so in March 2015.[6]

Personal life[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dai comes clean on expenses". walesonline.co.uk. 21 May 2009. Retrieved 1 October 2020.
  2. ^ "About Me". DAI HAVARD Merthyr Tydfil & Rhymney Constituency. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Mr Dai Havard". UK Parliament. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  4. ^ "MP-by-MP: Gay marriage vote". bbc.co.uk. 5 February 2013. Retrieved 1 October 2020.
  5. ^ "Same-sex marriage becomes law in England and Wales". bbc.co.uk. 17 July 2013. Retrieved 1 October 2020.
  6. ^ "Labour MP Dai Havard to stand down at next election". BBC. 24 September 2014. Retrieved 28 March 2015.

External links[edit]

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Ted Rowlands
Member of Parliament for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
20012015
Succeeded by
Gerald Jones