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.
Following the continuing success of Britain's vaccination programme – saving almost 130,000 lives – health experts are encouraging eligible individuals to get their free flu-jab and booster vaccine to protect as many lives as possible this winter.
The UK has now launched the biggest flu programme in history for 2021/22, in partnership with charities and healthcare organisations, to further the success and protection of our vaccine programme and mitigate the effects of combined flu and coronavirus this winter.
It is thanks to Britain's incredible vaccination programme, and our amazing NHS, that we are able to reunite with friends and family this year – we must protect progress already made and continue to protect the most vulnerable from coronavirus.