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.
As we chart a new course as a sovereign trading nation, every part of our Union should benefit from the new opportunities of Global Britain.
That is why Trade Secretary Liz Truss is creating four new trade hubs in Edinburgh, Cardiff, Belfast and Darlington, which will channel investment into all corners of the country, and that exporters – whether they’re selling Scotch beef, Welsh Lamb or cars made in the North of England – have access to the support they need to sell into the fastest growing markets.
This will ensure that we can promote British exports from all parts of the UK, levelling up as we build back better.