Chris Whiteside

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Telecommunications
Occupation I work for Openreach, part of the BT group. I usually think of myself as an economist, but my current job role is Business Improvement Specialist.
Location Whitehaven, Copeland, West Cumbria, United Kingdom
Introduction My family roots are here in the North and after living in various parts of the UK, I returned to the region with my family 16 years ago. Since then we have lived in Copeland.

My academic qualifications are in Economics and I work as a manager in the Telecoms industry. I have previously been a school governor, health authority member, City & district, borough and parish councillor and am currently County Councillor for Egremont North and St Bees.

CONTACT ME: Residents of Copeland with a local issue can contact me on
Interests Campaigning for local services in Copeland, Cumbria and the North, particularly health and hospital services, transport links especially improving the A595, and education facilities.
Favorite Movies The Hunt for Red October, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Galaxy Quest, the Jumanji films.
Favorite Music My favourite composers are Handel, J.S. Bach, Mozart, and Vivaldi. I particularly enjoy Baroque/Classial music, and church music, especially renaissance composers of the "English School".
Favorite Books Classical, "History of the Peloponessian War” (Thucydides), "The 12 Caesars" (Suetonius), Modern history "The Audit of War" (Corelli Barnett), For children: "Narnia" stories (C.S. Lewis), 'First Contact' Sci-fi story "The Mote in God's Eye" (Niven & Pournelle), Military Sci-Fi: the "Honorverse" and "Safehold" series Alternative History "The Guns of the South" (Harry Turtledove), Time travel "The Time Traveller's Wife" (Audrey Niffenegger), "The Apocalypse Troll" (David Weber), Comedy "The Napoleon of Notting Hill" (G.K. Chesterton), War story "The Ship" (C.S. Forester), Short story: "The road not taken" (Harry Turtledove)