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 12, 2021
The Queen's Speech
Today, proposed new laws will be described in the Queen’s Speech to ensure the UK builds back better and stronger from the pandemic.
The government's new legislative programme will be focused on supporting the nation’s recovery. Now more than ever the NHS is our top priority – tackling backlogs and improving patient care is at the heart of that.
And to we further to unite and level up the country; delivering on the promises made to the British people in the Conservative manifesto, the government will be:
Supporting jobs, businesses and our economy;
Creating safer streets and neighbourhoods;
And working to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, for a cleaner, greener UK.
Today’s Queen’s Speech will not only address the legacies of the pandemic, but will go further to unite and level up the country, spreading opportunity across the country as we build back better.