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, May 19, 2021
Building back better with more opportunities for everyone
Today the government announced a raft of new policies aimed at levelling up opportunity for people and communities across every part of the UK.
As the country gets back on its feet, we must renew our commitment to levelling up and tackling the issues that really matter to people.
That is why the government has today set out a range of new policies which focus on better access to high-quality education, improved infrastructure in our town centres, and more public sector jobs outside of London.
Delivering £830 million to 57 areas to transform high streets into vibrant places to live, work and shop.
Investing £10 million to improve the quality of teaching in Plymouth, Ashfield and Mansfield, South Sefton and North Liverpool and North Durham and City.
Moving more than 3,000 civil service jobs out of London – ensuring more policy makers reflect the communities they serve.
Delivering an £18 million expansion of the Opportunity Areas programme to help vulnerable young people from the most disadvantaged areas in the country.
As we recover from the impact of the pandemic, Conservatives are determined to seize the opportunity it presents to create a fairer society, improve lives and build back better once and for all.