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.
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Working with the USA and Australia to keep Britian and the world more safe and secure
The UK, Australia and US are natural allies – while we may be separated geographically, we share interests and values as leading democracies and strong believers in freedom.
That is why the Prime Minister yesterday joined President Biden and Prime Minister Morrison to announce a new ‘AUKUS’ defence partnership, which will strengthen our security collaboration, foster deeper integration on defence science and technology, and see Australia draw on British and US expertise to help them acquire a fleet of nuclear-powered submarines.
Obviously this latter point is good news for Cumbria as it may mean a boost to the BAE systems submarine industry in Barrow-in-Furness.
The new alliance will join us even more closely together with some of our oldest friends, help protect our people against new and emerging threats and create hundreds of skilled jobs across our Union as we continue to drive forward with levelling up.