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 05, 2021
Looking our for veterans
This Government is committed to making the UK the best place in the world to be a veteran and we have achieved a huge number of things through the Office for Veterans’ Affairs since it was established in 2019.
The government is currently taking the Overseas Operations Bill through parliament - a vital piece of legislation, which will address the endless legal cycles of repeated investigations faced by our service personnel in relation to overseas operations.
As the Prime Minister has said, there is more to be done on the issue of Northern Ireland legacy. We remain committed to making progress on this as quickly as possible, and to doing so in a way that focuses on reconciliation, delivers for victims of the Troubles and ends the cycle of reinvestigations.
The government is engaging with the Northern Ireland parties and the community in Northern Ireland, including victims’ groups, as well as the Irish Government, on the way forward.