The Bishop of Newcastle has called on people to unite, to heal divisions highlighted by the EU referendum.
The Right Revd Christine Hardman says communities should work together to build a country she describes as 'generous, outward facing and welcoming'.
The Bishop told ITV News Tyne Tees that she was saddened by the nature of the debate on both sides at points during the campaign. In its aftermath, she hopes people can look to what they have in common.
Watch the Bishop's comments here:
The Conservative MP for Hexham says a priority in the wake of the Brexit vote is to secure the best possible deal for the UK with the EU.
Guy Opperman was speaking as northern Conservatives from the Remain and Leave camps met in Northumberland.
Mr Opperman campaigned for the country to stay in the EU. He was joined by the West Yorkshire MP Stuart Andrew who had voted to leave.
Mr Opperman denied it was difficult to come together in this way, telling ITV News Tyne Tees. 'We have to move on'.
The North East must not lose out as a result of Britain's exit from the European Union, according to the Shadow Europe Minister.
Pat Glass, Labour MP for North West Durham, had campaigned to Remain in the EU and now says the 'Leave' camp need to deliver on guarantees it given to the region during the referendum.
Mrs Glass told ITV News:
Nigel Farage said that the North East would not lose out from the money that comes from the EU. We've got to hold those people's feet to the fire and make sure that happens.
The leader of Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council says the Government have been 'kicked' after the UK voted to leave the EU.
Councillor Sue Jeffrey, Labour Leader for Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council, said:
In a sense, the referendum result showed that the people of Redcar and Cleveland want change, that they are no longer prepared to put up with job losses, cost of living rises and public services that are being devastated by Government cuts.
These, I have to emphasis, are matters not controlled by Europe, but the referendum provided and opportunity to kick the government, and kicked it was.
There is really important work underway in the Tees Valley and in Redcar and Cleveland to secure a long-term future of the SSI site, create new jobs, build more homes and invest in new road and rail links.
Government has made commitments to support the Tees Valley both through the devolution deal and the creation of the Mayoral Development Corporation for South Tees - they should make clear that there is no risk to these crucially important projects.
The Bishop of Durham has expressed his sadness after Britain voted in favour of leaving the European Union.
The Rt Rev Paul Butler was speaking during a visit to The Venerable Bede CE Academy in Sunderland as part of a Royal visit by the King and Queen of Lesotho. He said:
I was surprised. I thought that it would probably be just about be for Remain, but none of us could predict because we have never been down this way before. Personally I was sad when I heard the news but it is our responsibility to work for the good of the nation as a whole.
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Stockton North Labour MP, Alex Cunningham, said he is saddened and disappointed at the result of the EU referendum.
He went on to say in a statement sent to the press that immigration was a clear concern on the doorsteps of Stockton voters - with people worried about the impact on their jobs and their local services.
"I am saddened and disappointed at the decision to leave the EU – but the people of Stockton and across the country have made it abundantly clear that they want change and I will personally work to support their will.
“Communities, including my own in Stockton, have demonstrated that they feel left behind and cut off by the political establishment in Brussels and Westminster. This was a rejection of the status quo by millions of people who are not sharing in the wealth of this country and for whom the economy is not working.
“We’ve seen the failure of the current Government – and the coalition that went before it – to address the needs of post-industrial communities. The time for change is now and government needs to invest in the parts of Britain – like the North East – forgotten for too long.
“There have also been clear concerns about the impact of immigration. On the doorstep in Stockton people made it clear they are fearful of its impact on them and future generations. People are concerned about wages being undercut, and public services under strain. We’ve proposed changes to employment law, but only in government can we tackle issues like zero hours contracts and a ban on agencies only advertising abroad for jobs in Britain, and work to restore our public services.
“What we don’t need is a more right-wing reactionary Tory Government which will cut public services further, sweep away the rights of British workers and drive down wages.”
Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP (Berwick-upon-Tweed) has told ITV Tyne Tees that she expects Boris Johnson to put his name forward to be the next Prime Minister.
David Cameron announced he is to resign as Prime Minister and that a new leader will be named by October.
Anna Turley - the Labour MP for Redcar - has said she wants to make sure that Brexit truly does "liberate us in this region".
She's said she is "disappointed" in the result though.
“Obviously I am disappointed about the result. It was not what I believed was best for the future of our country and our economy. But people have spoken loud and clear. I heard and understood the concerns, indeed the anger, people had throughout this process (and before) and the local result was not unexpected.
Now my priority will be to focus on helping to get best deal for Britain from Brexit. Now we have made this decision, we have got to try and stabilise the economy and build one that works for our region. We need to make sure that Brexit truly does liberate us in this region, as people have voted for, not do us further damage.
Britain is a great country. Teesside is a great area. We have to pull together now to get the best deal. I will be going back down to parliament on Monday and will redouble my efforts to make sure the decisions made work for us.
Peter Mandelson, the former MP for Hartlepool and a former EU Commissioner, has criticised the Labour Leader, Jeremy Corbyn, for his handling of the EU referendum campaign.
Mr Mandelson, who favoured staying in the EU, said Mr Corbyn should consider if he has what it takes to make people believe in him, telling ITV News:
"The Labour Party just did not pack a strong enough punch in this campaign. Too many voters did not listen to Jeremy Corbyn or did not understand what he was saying".
I feel that we could and should have done so much more, particularly as the Labour party, to sort of join up the dots for people, to explain what the consequences would be, what the negative impact would be on jobs and pay packets in the North East in so far as we didn't do that well enough, we politically in the Labour party have to take responsibility for that.
I also think people in the North East were sold this ridiculous notion that coming out of the European Union was some sort of 'magic bullet' to solve all our country's problems with immigration. You should've looked really at the small print of what the Leave people were saying.
They didn't have one shred of an idea, not one single policy that explained how immigration would be changed if we came out of the European Union, but with such single-mindedness they whipped up people's emotions, they led people to believe that all this could be transformed overnight, that we could stop Turkey coming into the European Union - Turkey isn't going to come into the European Union while you and I are alive - that our population was going to explode if we stayed in the European Union.
I really regret we were not more successful in countering that ridiculous, fantasy politics and propaganda that spewed out of the Leave campaign.