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.
Tuesday, May 04, 2021
Working with our G7 partners to strengthen democracy and trade
The UK’s presidency of the G7 is an opportunity to bring together open, democratic societies and demonstrate unity at a time when it is much needed to tackle shared challenges and rising threats.
At the Conference in London today, the foreign secretary chaired discussions with our democratic partners on pressing geopolitical issues that threaten to undermine democracy, freedoms and human rights - including relations with Russia, China, and Iran – as well as outlining our vision for increased G7 and Indo-Pacific co-operation on building trade ties and tackling climate change.
Leading from the front on trade and co-operation with countries which share our values of democracy and openness will help ensure the success of Global Britain and make our communities safer and stronger as we build back better.