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 students catch up on their education, Britain must aim to deliver world class facilities to help them fulfil their potential while creating jobs and meeting our net zero target.
That is why the goernment is investing in the school estate by starting the first 100 projects out of 500 that will benefit from £2 billion in funding to create world-leading classrooms, science labs, sports halls and dining rooms.
This programme will improve the lives and education of thousands of children across the country over years to come, and their communities – as we truly build back better.