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.
Throughout the pandemic the government has invested over £400 billion to protect lives and livelihoods – and now as we continue our recovery, we are creating the jobs this country needs to build back better.
New figures out yesterday show that our plan is working – with unemployment down to 4.6 per cent, job vacancies rising to over one million for the first time since records began, and the number of employees on payroll back up to pre Covid levels.
Through our Plan for Jobs Conservatives will continue supporting people into work, ensuring they get the skills they need to get good jobs and helping businesses fill their vacancies to get our economy moving.