A Christmas Message From Danny

For many in Winchester, Christmas is a time for festive fun, joy and laughter. Christmas 2021 will see Danny celebrate as the new Liberal Democrat candidate for Winchester! Danny understands that in contrast to the normal joy and festivities, for some Christmas can be a difficult time of year and he particularly wants to encourage anyone in his community feeling isolated or lonely to reach out to local support networks.

Events are available to attend, like Winchester Cathedrals 'Charity Chalet' allowing different charities to shine and promote their worthy cause. Other charities such as Trinity Winchester, who are available all year, support those who are vulnerable or homeless people in this difficult period including the Trinity Stocking appeal.

'This time of year I want to extend my Christmas whishes to the local community and wish them a very happy festive period. However, this time of year I often spend time thinking of those who find Christmas particularly difficult and want to take this opportunity to particularly extend my support to them. If you require help we have some wonderful local charities and services and I encourage anyone to use them who needs some community support this festive period.'

Veterinary Surgeon Danny Chambers spent last Christmas 2020 fundraising for charity and raising Christmas spirits alongside a group of passionate and comical veterinary professionals.

Danny, who is not afraid to join in and have some fun for charity helped raise thousands of pounds by helping organise a Christmas pantomime that was shared on Veterinary Voices UK, a private veterinary only Facebook group, that he is founder of.

Danny regularly engages and communicates effectively with the 15,000 members of the veterinary profession and decided that Christmas 2020, following a hard year with the COVID-19 pandemic, that his online veterinary community needed some jovial fun and laughter. The pantomime helped raise many smiles and laughter and the money raised went towards a veterinary mental health charity to help support those in need 24/7.

Danny cares passionately about mental health, and has been a huge advocate for mental health awareness and services in his constituency, nationally and within his veterinary community.  Danny is a huge advocate for the NHS in providing essential and lifesaving mental health services that have been so crippled by the Conservative government.

Danny wishes everyone a wonderful Christmas and for those struggling asks that they don't suffer alone. The Winchester community is available and help can also be sought on 116 123 (Samaritans).


Winchester Congratulates Danny on being New Liberal Democrat Candidate

Danny Chambers receives congratulations as the new Liberal Democrat candidate for Winchester. 

'I'm honoured to be selected as the Liberal Democrat MP candidate for Winchester. I will use my experience as a local vet and mental health campaigner to give Winchester the voice it deserves.'

Danny aims to use his experience to support meaningful climate change action, he believes that Politicians have wasted precious time ignoring the crisis.

Whether dealing with climate change or a global pandemic, Danny has repeatedly said, 'We need to stop electing politicians who don't believe in science.'

At the very core of his values is the support of the disadvantaged in our society who struggle to be heard and cared for. Danny says, 'We need to be the voice for those children living in poverty, for refugees, and for anyone whose lives are made harder by the policies of this Tory government.'

Leader of the Liberal Democrats, Ed Davey MP, said:

“Danny is a local vet and will be a fantastic local candidate who is committed to listening and helping the people of Winchester.”

Read more about Danny's appointment here:

Liberal Democrats appoint Winchester vet as parliamentary candidate | Hampshire Chronicle

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A walk in the park? Danny Chambers and a group of veterinary professionals raise 10 thousand pounds for a mental health charity

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Danny Chambers, along with a group of adventurous veterinary professionals have walked over 117 kilometres of the Snowdonia Way to raise money for the mental health charity Vetlife.

As a trustee of the charity, Danny spends much of his time campaigning for the bettering of mental health awareness and services for his veterinary community, and managed to raise over 10 thousand pounds together with the group.

Danny will continue to promote mental health services that have been so poorly supported by the Conservative government. He is also campaigning to protect the A&E and Maternity services at the local Royal Hampshire County Hospital, and will continue to be a strong voice for the improvement and support of mental health services in Winchester and surrounding areas. 


Supporting #BiteIntoBritish

Danny grew up on a livestock farm, and helped with the workings of the farm from a young age. Now a Veterinary Surgeon with a masters in Veterinary Epidemiology he has an deep understanding of the intricate connections between the quality of the food we produce and eat and our own health.

There have been a number of instances when Danny has advocated a more scientific approach to politics, having historically warned of the need to tackle climate change, of the public health risk of antimicrobial resistance and global pandemics (months before anyone had even heard of COVID-19) and how the quality and location our food is reared and purchased from may impact the health of our community.

Previously, Danny has noted that the Australian and USA trade deals may not only be damaging and undermine British farming industry, which has consistently had much higher welfare standards and much lower use of antibiotics in comparison to the USA, but also that the deals also signify the lack of concern for reducing climate change and global warming. Australia has been called ‘laggard’ in its response to global warming action, and while animals also face lower welfare controls that in the UK, with much greater herd sizes, the British farming industry will be faced with undue pressure in the global market. The unstable and ever-changing rules due to our EU exit also adds pressure and uncertainly to our future in exporting our quality produce.

Therefore, Danny is fully supporting the #BiteIntoBritish campaign to promote better welfare standards whilst reducing air miles for more rigorous climate change action. Danny advocates for produce that supports local farmers and has not been intensively farmed with high antibiotic usage, increases the threat of antimicrobial resistance.


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