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.
Saturday, April 03, 2021
Protecting the victims of Crime
This week the government's new Victims’ Code has come into force to provide better support for victims of crime when they need it most.
We are committed to reforming our justice system so that it serves the law-abiding majority and provides the support and protections that victims of crime deserve.
That is why we have delivered the Victims’ Code which provides victims with a simplified and stronger set of rights – making clear their entitlements at every step of the way as they navigate our justice system and recover from crime.
By reforming our criminal justice system, we are ensuring that it serves the law-abiding majority rather than the criminal minority and always holds the rights of victims at its heart.