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.
Friday, May 14, 2021
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Yesterday the government announced new measures to boost our defences against the variant first identified in India, safeguarding our hard-won gains in the fight against Covid.
Despite the incredible success of our vaccine programme, we must remain vigilant about the threat of new and emerging variants of the virus.
That is why the government is acting to control further spread of this variant of concern in areas where cases are rising, including enhanced community and surge testing, increased genome sequencing of positive cases and ensuring access to vaccines for everyone who is eligible.
We must not hesitate to take additional action as necessary, but in the meantime, every one of us can play our part by following the rules, getting tested regularly and coming forward for the jab when it is our turn.