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.
As we move beyond the pandemic, one of the country's key priorities must be getting people back into work and helping businesses to thrive - and it is clear that the government's plan to do this is helping though of course it is business that really does the work of creating wealth.
New figures released this morning show that Britain's economy grew by 5.5 per cent between April and June – beating market expectations – with the arts, entertainment, and recreational sectors growing by over 20 per cent.
This will mean job security for millions of workers, more trade for businesses, and greater prosperity throughout the country.