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 Chairman 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 we embrace our future as a truly Global Britain, the UK government is committed to working with our friends in the international community to tackle the challenges of tomorrow.
That is why Britain's new aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, is leading our Carrier Strike Group across the globe, covering 26,000 nautical miles, to work hand-in-hand with our friends - demonstrating our commitment to the Indo-Pacific region, and upholding the rules-based international order.
This deployment symbolises Global Britain in action - showing that we are strong on our own, but even stronger with our allies as we work together to defend our shared values across the world.