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 Moor Row, Northern England, United Kingdom
Introduction I have lived in several parts of Britain but my family roots are in the Northern UK and I returned to the region with my family in 2004.
Our current base is Moor Row in West Cumbria but we also have family and friends all over the UK, particularly in Lancashire, Yorkshire, and Hertfordshire. I studied at the Universities of Bristol and UEA in Norwich, and have worked in London, Cumbria and Leeds.

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, and at various times a County, City & district, borough, town and parish councillor.

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Interests Campaigning for local services in all the, communities with which I am connected, particularly health and hospital services, improving transport links such as 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)