Danny and Ed Davey discuss the huge challenges agriculture are facing right now

Danny Chambers, who organised the visit, said:

“It was great to visit Newhouse Farm today with Stuart to discuss the huge challenges agriculture are facing right now, from the soaring price of fertiliser to trade deals that will undercut our animal welfare and farming standards."

"Not only are our farmers proud that we have the highest animal welfare standards in the world, but so are the British Public. Trade deals that compromise our standards in Britain will be bad for farmers, bad for animal welfare and bad for the environment. We need to supporting the production of high-quality, environmentally-friendly food rather than increasing food miles.

“As someone who grew up on a farm, I care deeply about the welfare and livelihoods of people who work in rural and agricultural communities. Rural mental health care is of a particular concern to me, with farmers and vets having very high suicide rates compared to the national average. More support is urgently needed for our rural communities."

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Our chalk streams are very rare, providing a unique habitat that needs protecting now.

Danny Chambers, the Lib Dem MP candidate and local vet, said: “Our local MP voted against a Lords amendment to the Environment Bill that would have stopped this practice and instead is supporting a consultation for a 75 per cent reduction of sewage dumping from the worst storm overflows by 2035, which kicks the can down the road, and allows companies to continue with this disgusting practice. Our chalk streams are very rare, providing a unique habitat that needs protecting now.”

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Wildlife in our local rivers is being poisoned by disgusting raw sewage

Figures released by the Environment Agency revealed Southern Water pumped 486 hours’ worth of raw sewage into the River Itchen in 2021-2022.

Responding to the latest sewage data, Danny Chambers, the Lib Dem MP candidate for Winchester said: "People around here are furious at how badly Southern Water treats the River Itchen. It is outrageous to think wildlife in our local rivers is being poisoned by disgusting raw sewage.

"Last year Southern Water made an operating profit of £138m yet regularly dumps raw sewage into our streams and onto our beaches. The whole thing stinks!”

Mr Chambers also criticised Winchester MP Steve Brine, a Conservative, who voted against changes which would have banned water companies polluting rivers with sewage.

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If I lied and broke the rules in my job as a vet, I would get struck off - Boris Johnson must be held to account

Speaking in the Commons, leader of the Liberal Democrats, Sir Ed Davey, referenced comments made by parliamentary candidate for Winchester and Chandler's Ford, Danny Chambers, in what was an impassioned speech. 

Mr Chambers said: "MPs did the right thing by standing up to Boris Johnson in Parliament. He will now be investigated into whether he deliberately misled parliament about his attendance at rule breaking parties. 

"If I lied and broke the rules in my job as a vet, I would get struck off. Yet for some reason, the Prime Minister thinks he can just break the law, lie about it, and carry on as nothing happened. 

"People in Hampshire are angry. Every day I hear stories from people here who made heartbreaking sacrifices during lockdowns, from missing funerals of their loved ones, to not visiting lonely relatives for months on end.   

"The country cannot afford a Prime Minister who is spending all his time and energy trying to save his own career instead of dealing with the cost-of-living crisis that will affect so many families.  

"Johnson has taken the British people for fools for far too long, and it’s time for our Conservative MPs to show that they are willing to stand up for honesty and integrity in public life. They need to force him out. Boris Johnson needs to go."

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