EU Referendum: Reaction in the Calendar region

Follow Calendar's updates as Britain votes to leave the EU.

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Leeds Conservative MP Alec Shelbrooke: Referendum campaign 'the worst display of British politics'

Elmet and Rothwell Tory MP Alec Shelbrooke told Calendar the next Conservative leader does not necessarily have to be a Eurosceptic. Mr Shelbrooke added that the referendum campaign was "terrible on both sides".

Why immigration was a big factor as 75 per cent of Boston voted to leave EU

Boston has the highest proportion of Eastern European residents of anywhere in the country. Immigration was a major issue as the town voted overwhelmingly to leave the EU. James Webster spoke to people there about their reaction to the referendum.


EU vote 'won't affect' current investment by Siemens in Hull – but may impact long term plans

Siemens has created 1,000 jobs by ploughing 400 million euros into a wind turbine blade factory on the banks of the River Humber in Hull. The company said the vote to leave the EU would not impact on current investment plans, but UK chief executive Juergen Maier said longer term expansion plans may be affected.

Uncertainty about economic prospects for Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire after Brexit

As the stock market tumbled following the UK's decision to leave the EU, predictions about the country's longer term economic prospects from those in the Calendar region varied today.

Katie Oscroft reports.

EU exit: What happens next

The news of our exit from the EU has been greeted with a mixed reaction across our region - with grim warnings from the financial sector of the impact the decision will have on our living standards.

Others though say that once the political upheaval is over - we'll be much better off. Katie Oscroft has been looking at what happens next.


Leave voter: Great Britain will be better placed to make its own decisions

Kara Terry, a pet sitter and dog walker from Lincoln, says she chose to vote Leave because she wants the UK to be able to "govern its own destiny."

Ultimately I decided to vote out in the EU Referendum, many because I believe by coming out of the EU, Great Britain will be better placed to make its own decisions, and govern its own destiny.

– Kara Terry

Hull City Council focuses on 'safeguarding investments' flowing into city

The leader of Hull City Council has released a statement saying the council is focusing on ensuring investment will continue flowing into the city after the country leaves the EU.

Following the referendum result, Hull City Council remains completely focused on safeguarding the huge investments and developments now flowing into the city.

In particular, we want to secure the long-term future of our new, green energy industries and to ensure that Hull is well placed to maximise the potential of its year as UK City of Culture.

As a major international trading port, our relationship with Europe is critical to maximising the prosperity of the city, Yorkshire and the Humber and, indeed, the UK.

Whilst we must wait to see what the timetable and negotiations around the UK’s exit will bring, we are determined, working with our businesses and other stakeholders, to do everything possible to ensure that Hull maintains the momentum of regeneration and job creation that is now happening in the city.

– Councillor Stephen Brady
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Yvette Cooper: UK in 'deep and dangerous waters'

The outcome of the EU referendum has thrown the UK into "difficult and dangerous waters", Labour MP Yvette Cooper has said.

The MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford repeatedly dodged questions she was asked about Jeremy Corbyn's leadership of her party, instead insisting that the priority now was to "put the country first" and to work above party politics to ensure that the UK did not fragment in a "deep and dangerous way".

We have to respect the decision the country took, no matter how disappointed we might feel about it.

– Labour MP Yvette Cooper on the leave outcome

Ms Cooper added that trade unions would now need to work with the Government to ensure that "Labour communities are protected". The MP continued that the country was deeply divided over immigration.

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Labour MPs table motion of no confidence in Corbyn

Labour MPs Ann Coffey and Dame Margaret Hodge have submitted a motion of no confidence in party leader Jeremy Corbyn

Two Labour MPs have submitted a motion of no confidence in party leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Margaret Hodge tabled the motion, her office has confirmed. It was seconded by Ann Coffey.

Earlier, Labour Leave campaigner Gisela Stuart used a victory address to call on party leaders to "reflect on how they represent the views of voters."

Without naming Mr Corbyn, she said: "It is now incumbent to all party leaders to also reflect to what extent they are representing and reflecting the views of the voters."

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