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.


More scientists needed in parliament

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If the COVID-19 pandemic has shown us anything it is that our country needs more scientists at the helm - those who can use evidence-based decisions, that understand about disease, endemics, pandemics, risk factors and the environmental implications of our growing population. Danny Chambers is just one of those scientists who could make evidence based decisions and campaign to ensure the health and welfare of the people within his community.

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Danny Chambers: Talking Mental Health

Danny Chambers took the opportunity to discuss the mental health challenges of the veterinary profession with the Financial Times recently.

As a trustee of a mental health charity, Danny has been campaigning for to raise awareness and support for those who struggle with mental health issues. 

Danny was discussing some of the factors that lead vets to have a higher incidence of suicide, burnout and mental health issues than the national average. He explained to the Financial Times: 

“The fact that everyone’s too exhausted to go for a run after work or visit friends at the weekend, you can end up in a lifestyle that’s quite unhealthy for your mental health,”  

Danny constantly endeavors to promote better mental health and as Winchesters Liberal Democrat candidate he will try his upmost to support the NHS and it's fantastic work, but recognises that local health services are sadly stretched due to Conservative government policy.

Danny fully supports the Lib Dem policy of ensuring that mental health is treated with the same priority and physical health.

Read the FT article here:

Vets feel the strain as pet boom and labour shortages hit | Financial Times (ft.com) 


Landslide Victory for Danny Chambers for the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Elections

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Danny Chambers wins a landslide victory with the largest number of votes ever in the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons 177 year history.

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