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 15, 2020
Free School Meals
The government continues to support the families of children on Free School Meals to ensure that those children do not go hungry during this pandemic.
The Government has taken substantial action to make sure children and families do not go hungry by extending free school meals when schools closed, increasing welfare support by £9.3bn, and giving councils £63 million to provide emergency support to families for food and other essentials.
Everyone appreciates that it has been a challenging time for families, which is why the government has increased the safety net available to them with income protection schemes, mortgage holidays and support for renters.