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, March 31, 2021
Helping business to Build Back Better
Governments do not create wealth or sustainable jobs. Government can only employ people with the money raised from taxation - which comes from wealth created by Business.
The Prime Minister met with the Chancellor and Business Secretary to discuss how to help businesses recover, grow and seize new opportunities as we build back better from the pandemic.
The Council meeting discussed our Plan for Growth, announcing over £30 million in research funding to support the development new ideas, products and processes that will put the UK at the forefront of new opportunities.
With great progress already being made, the Plan for Growth sets our path to invest in infrastructure, skills and innovation so we can level up opportunity and prosperity across the country.