Christopher Whiteside MBE is Conservative County Councillor for the Egremont North and St Bees Division of Cumbria County Council. The division includes St Bees, Bigrigg, Wood End, Moor Row, part of the Mirehouse area of Whitehaven, and surrounding countryside.
He is also deputy chair (political and campaigning) of the North-West region of the voluntary wing of the Conservative party.
Chris lives and works in Copeland with his wife and family.
Every death in this crisis is a tragedy, and sadly some NHS support staff and social care workers have made the ultimate sacrifice in the pursuit of saving the lives of others.
This offer of indefinite leave to remain will be effective immediately and retrospectively – free of charge. It will mean that those who work in social care and our NHS, everyday risking their lives on our behalf, know that we as a nation are eternally grateful to them and their families for their service and sacrifice.
The government will continue to work across all departments to look at ways to offer further support our NHS staff and ensure their families have the support they need.