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 UK government is working with our international partners to hold the Taliban to their commitment to allow safe passage for those who want to leave Afghanistan.
As a result of these efforts and support gratefully received from the Qatari Government, thirteen British nationals were able to fly to safety from Kabul to Doha – as the UK continues to call for the protection of human rights, and the education and employment of women and minorities in Afghanistan.
The UK will do all we can to hold the Taliban to their commitment to allow safe passage for foreign nationals and vulnerable Afghan citizens.