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, June 17, 2021
The UK Infrastructure Bank opens today
Today the new UK Infrastructure Bank in Leeds opens, and will accelerate investment in infrastructure projects, tackle climate change and help level up every part of the country.
As Britain recovers from the pandemic, we need to put infrastructure at the heart of government plans to help create skilled jobs and level up opportunity across the UK.
That is why the government has created the new UK Infrastructure Bank, based in Leeds and backed by an initial £12 billion of taxpayers' money, which will help unlock £40 billion of overall investment – helping to finance major infrastructure projects in clean energy, transport and digital in every region and nation of the UK.
This will accelerate efforts to level up opportunity through new jobs and investment, by delivering the world class infrastructure we need to support our businesses and communities.