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, May 13, 2021
Aid for Education
Today the Prime Minister announced a £55 million aid package to drive crucial research into global education reforms, turbocharging efforts to get girls into school and learning.
Supporting girls to get 12 years of quality education is one of the smartest investments we can make as the world recovers from Covid-19.
That is why the UK government has announced £55 million to help fund research to get more girls into schools - and the Prime Minister will also today urge world leaders to invest in education, supporting our ambition to get 40 million more girls into school in the next five years.
At this decisive junction in our recovery from the pandemic, we are committed to ensuring that everyone can access a quality education - delivering a more sustainable, peaceful and resilient future.