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.
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Upgrading Britain's R&D
Yesterday the UK government announced a £50 million upgrade to research and innovation infrastructure cementing Britain's status as a science superpower and laying more groundwork to tackle the challenges of the future.
The pandemic has taught us all that new challenges can arise from anywhere at any time – and that research, and innovation is the key to responding to the challenges of the future.
That is why the government has announced a £50 million upgrade to research and innovation infrastructure, supporting more than a dozen projects including the world’s largest and most sensitive radio telescope network, carbon capture technologies and a state-of-the-art airborne research laboratory, cementing Britain's status as a science superpower.
By boosting UK spending on research and development we can use the power of science and technology to tackle great societal challenges, level up across the country and generate wealth and prosperity around the world.