Christopher Whiteside is the Conservative County Councillor for the Egremont North and St Bees Division of Cumbria County Council. The division includes St Bees, most of Moor Row, Bigrigg, Wood End, part of the Mirehouse area of Whitehaven, and the surrounding countryside.
Chris lives and works in Copeland with his wife and family.
Chris is a former member of Copeland Borough council, and an Honorary Alderman of the City and District of St Albans.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Theresa May writes
Prime Minister Theresa May writes about her speech today launching the Conservative manifesto:
Today I launched my manifesto for Britain’s future. It is a manifesto to see us through Brexit and beyond – and a plan for a stronger, fairer, more prosperous Britain.
The next five years are the most challenging that Britain has faced in my lifetime. Brexit will define us: our place in the world, our economic security and our future prosperity.
So now more than ever, Britain needs a strong and stable government to get the best Brexit deal for our country and its people. Now more than ever, Britain needs strong and stable leadership to make the most of the opportunities Brexit brings for hardworking families. And now more than ever, Britain needs a clear plan.
Our manifesto - called Forward, Together – will meet the great challenges of our time, beyond Brexit. You can read it here.
With this plan and with a strong hand through Brexit, we will build a stronger, fairer, more prosperous Britain, that works for everyone:
A higher National Living Wage and proper rights and protections at work
Capping rip-off energy bills and keeping taxes low
A good school place for every child, with more money for schools every year
The chance to own a home, with more affordable housing
The first ever proper plan to pay for and provide social care