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.
It is unacceptable that women and girls are still subject to harassment, abuse, and violence, and we are committed to cracking down on perpetrators whilst providing victims with the care and support they deserve.
That is why the government has set out a new strategy for Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls, which will include creating a new top cop to stamp out violence against women, limiting the use of Non-Disclosure Agreements in higher education sexual harassment cases, and a package of measures to deal with street harassment.
This will help to create a new, system-wide approach to end violence against women and girls so that they feel safe at home, online and on the streets.