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.
Britain's natural landscapes bring enormous benefits – enhancing our wellbeing, providing places for living and working communities, and playing a crucial role in the fight against climate change.
That is why the government is outlining plans to deliver on our manifesto commitments by boosting nature recovery, launching a new funding programme to support farmers to improve protected landscapes, and creating new Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with proposals to consider the Yorkshire Wolds and Cheshire Sandstone Ridge for protected status as well as extensions to the Surrey Hills and Chilterns areas.
By strengthening protection for our natural environment, this will ensure that everyone can access Britain’s most beautiful landscapes and safeguard them for future generations as we build back greener from the pandemic.