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.
Monday, October 05, 2020
Chancellor Rishi Sunak will address the virtual Conservative Party Conference today, setting out his single priority – to create, support and extend opportunity to as many people as possible.
Throughout the pandemic, we have taken unprecedented action to support jobs and livelihoods across the UK with over £200 billion.
While we cannot save every job, we will not let talent wither or waste, and we will help all those who want it to find new opportunities and develop new skills. Through our Plan for Jobs, New Deal for Britain and Winter Economy Plan, we are transforming the provision of skills in this country, building more homes, schools and hospitals and delivering the infrastructure that will transform and level up all parts of the UK.
We will not be blown off course in our mission to unite and level up – delivering lasting change in parts of this country forgotten by successive governments. Now more than ever, we are determined to build back better.