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.
Thursday, October 08, 2020
Britain and Ukraine
Today, the Prime Minister is signing a landmark Strategic Partnership Agreement with Ukraine, which will pave the way for stronger cooperation our two nations.
The UK is Ukraine’s most fervent supporter. Whether it’s our defence support, stabilisation efforts, humanitarian assistance or close cooperation on political issues, our message is clear: we are utterly committed to upholding the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.
The Strategic Partnership Agreement which is being signed today signals the next chapter in our relationship. This new Political, Trade and Strategic Partnership Agreement will bring increased security and prosperity for both the people of the UK and Ukraine, with a comprehensive free trade agreement covering goods, services, and tariffs and quotas.
Britain will continue to forge new partnerships and strengthen old ones as we strike out as a global free trading nation. Now that we have left the EU we are free to fully embrace our new position at the forefront of the world stage.