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.
Britain's life sciences sector has been a beacon of hope over the past year – developing life-saving vaccines at remarkable speed to secure our route out of the pandemic – and we need to build on this success.
That is why the government has today published ar new Life Sciences Vision, which will be led by representatives such as Dame Kate Bingham, and which sets out seven critical healthcare missions that government, industry, the NHS, academia, and medical research charities need to work together on to solve – from cancer treatment, to tackling dementia, and sustaining our position in vaccine discovery.
This strategy will help to deliver life-changing innovations to patients, as well as securing jobs and onshoring manufacturing as we build back better and healthier from the pandemic.