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.
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
The new Veteran's Railcard
The government is introducing a Veterans Railcard that will provide up to a third off rail travel for veterans and their families – helping to repay the debt we all owe to those who have served our country.
We owe an enormous debt of gratitude to our veterans and a duty to help them re-enter the world of civilian work, once their service is over, as well as connecting with family and friends
The new Veterans Railcard will give access to those who have served in our armed forces up to a third off rail travel, for an introductory price of just £21. An estimated 830,000 veterans, who would not otherwise be eligible for a railcard, will now have access to discounted travel from 5 November 2020.
The UK’s military make huge sacrifices to keep our country safe. It is only right that we continue to show how much we value their efforts once they leave the armed forces.