Howard Dayton was a British Member of Parliament (MP) in the 2012 film Skyfall.
He was one of the court with Clair Dowar when M was trialed about retirement plans; they were consistently negative about M's actions during the recent security crisis, but was by no means willing to deny M a say in the proceedings, as Dowar allowed her to give her own opinions after being prompted by Mallory and seemed intrigued by M's speech on how dangerous their foes had become. He was present when Raoul Silva attempted to execute M in the courtroom. Upon seeing Silva and his two cohorts armed with guns, he demonstrated quick reflexes for a politician and dived behind the head desk. When Bond used the fire extinguishers to create a smokescreen, she managed to escape the courthouse thanks to the efforts of Eve Moneypenny.