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.
Thursday, May 27, 2021
Protecting the NHS and saving lives
In Prime Minister’s Questions yesterday, the Prime Minister set out that his focus throughout the pandemic has been on protecting the NHS and saving lives, whilst supporting jobs and livelihoods.
Coronavirus has been an unprecedented challenge for the country - but at each stage we have acted to save lives and support jobs and livelihoods across the UK.
The government is entirely focused on recovering from the pandemic, moving through the roadmap, distributing vaccines, and delivering on the public’s priorities.
Britain has now administered nearly 62 million jabs, with 23 million people receiving both jabs - and everyone 30 or over can now come forward to get their Covid-19 vaccine.
There will be a time to look back and learn lessons, which is why the government has committed to hold a full public inquiry into the pandemic response, which will happen in spring next year, once the roadmap is completed and the NHS has managed any winter pressures it might face.