Dai Havard

Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney Labour

Voting Summary More Here

How Dai Havard voted since 2001
Randomly generated selection of topics. See full list.

  • Voted very strongly against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the "bedroom tax")Details
  • Voted strongly against a reduction in spending on welfare benefitsDetails
  • Voted very strongly against replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapons systemDetails
  • Voted moderately for removing hereditary peers from the House of LordsDetails
  • Voted strongly against an equal number of electors per parliamentary constituencyDetails
  • Voted strongly against increasing the rate of VATDetails

See our much more detailed, easier-to-read analysis of votes on health, welfare, foreign policy, social issues, taxation and more.

Dai Havard hardly ever rebelled against their party in this parliament

Recent appearances

  • [John Robertson in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Female Genital Mutilation 10 Mar 2014

    Thank you, Mr Baker. Before I conclude, I shall offer Mr Vaz the opportunity to say a few words. I will also offer an imaginative opportunity to the Under-Secretary of State for Health, the hon. Member for Battersea (Jane Ellison), if she wishes to intervene on Mr Vaz, to put something formal on the record. However, there is no obligation to accept it.
  • [John Robertson in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Female Genital Mutilation 10 Mar 2014

    Ms Jones, perhaps we should record your remark as “old soul”.
  • Future Army 2020 6 Mar 2014

    The report is about Army 2020. It talks about retaining the regimental structure but building an adaptive and reactive force with an integrated reserve. There is money for that until 2019, but there will be a defence and security review in 2015-16. Does the right hon. Gentleman think that the resources and the integration quality, not the changes to the structure that have been outlined, will...

More of Dai Havard's recent appearances

RSS feed (?)


Labour MP for Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney


Expenses data for MPs is available from 2004 onwards split over several locations. At the moment we don't have the time to convert it to a format we can display on the site so we just have to point you to where you can find it.

Topics of interest

  • Health
  • Wales
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • Defence
  • Treasury
  • NHS: Procurement
  • National Blood Service
  • Mobile Phones
  • Radio Frequencies: Licensing
  • Multiple Myeloma

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Defence Committee (14 Jul 2005 to 11 May 2010)
  • Member, Defence Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)
  • Member, Regulatory Reform Committee (to 11 Apr 2005)

Previous MPs in this constituency

Public bill committees (Sittings attended)


Please note that numbers do not measure quality. Also, representatives may do other things not currently covered by this site.
More about this

  • Has spoken in 12 debates in the last year — well below average amongst MPs.
  • Has received answers to 3 written questions in the last year — below average amongst MPs.
  • Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a low number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
  • Has voted in 63.57% of votes in this Parliament with this affiliation — well below average amongst MPs. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 1 annotation on this MP’s speeches — below average amongst MPs.
  • This MP's speeches, in Hansard, are readable by an average 15–16 year old, going by the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level score.
  • 76 people are tracking this MP — email me updates on Dai Havard’s activity
  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 79 times in debates — well below average amongst MPs. (Why is this here?)

Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 7 Apr 2014.


View the history of this MP’s entries in the Register

More about the register

Please feel free to use the data on this page, but if you do you must cite TheyWorkForYou.com in the body of your articles as the source of any analysis or data you get off this site.