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 must use the greater freedom of action provided by Brexit as an opportunity to strike out into the world and grasp new opportunities through new free trade agreements with our friends and allies.
The new free trade deal with Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein is the most advanced deal ever signed by these three countries. It will slash tariffs on top-quality British exports, boost our digital, financial, and professional business services - supporting jobs in every corner of the nation.
This landmark deal will provide new opportunities for businesses across the UK – from farmers to fintech – providing a vital boost for our economy as we build back better.