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.
Sunday, October 04, 2020
Conservative Conference notes 4th October 2020
Conservative conference is being held virtually this week, starting yesterday.
Appearing on the Andrew Marr Show this morning, the Prime Minister set out how this Conservative Government will unite and level up and to build back better across this great country.
Although 2020 hasn’t been the year anyone expected, the Prime Minister has spoken of his determination not to be blown off course from delivering on our massive domestic agenda and promises to the British people – and that is why the leader of the House of Commons has written to Cabinet today, asking for bold and ambitious plans for the next Queen's Speech.
The Conservatives are already delivering on some of these promises:
We promised to get Brexit done and we left the EU on 31st January – unleashing this country’s potential.
We promised to recruit 20,000 more police officers to make our streets safer. AND we’ve already recruited 4,300.
We promised to deliver 50,000 more nurses (30,000 by more recuitment and 20,000 by improved retention) and build more hospitals, AND we’ve already got over 14,199 more nurses already in place and announced 40 new hospital building projects.
We promised to spend more on our schools. AND we’ll invest £14.4 billion over three years to make sure every child has the opportunity to get ahead.
So far at Conservative Party Conference, we have committed to creating a ‘Generation Buy’, helping young people get onto the housing ladder even if they have only a small deposit. We have set out plans to better connect all four nations in the UK. We have announced plans to open a new Conservative headquarters in Leeds. And today we will hear the Home Secretary’s plans to fix our broken asylum system.
This conference, we are setting out our plan to transform this country, which will not be blown off course because of coronavirus, and continue to deliver on our promises to the British people.