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.
The Conservative government is committed to using Britain's new freedoms to strike trade deals by signing agreements which support jobs, productivity and growth across this country.
That is why the UK government has today started negotiations with Singapore on a new digital trade agreement, aimed at removing barriers to digital trade, boosting the UK’s status as a global hub for services trade, and helping exporters to expand into high-tech markets.
By boosting links with some of the world’s biggest current and future economies, we can use the power of free trade to drive productivity, jobs and growth across the UK.