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.
Like every aspect of the UK-India relationship, the economic links between our countries make our people safer and stronger.
That is why the Prime Minister has today committed to deepening the partnership between the UK and India at a summit with India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, including £1 billion of new UK-India trade and investment which will create 6,500 new jobs across the UK, and setting an ambitious target of doubling UK-India trade by 2030, putting us on the path to negotiating a comprehensive Free Trade Agreement.
This will help take the relationship between our two countries to new highs, delivering new jobs, opportunities and prosperity.