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Northern Powerhouse Minister James Wharton has expressed his disappointment at Boris Johnson's decision to pull out of the race for the Conservative Party leadership.
The Stockton South MP said yesterday's announcement was disappointing as Mr Johnson had given him assurances regarding the future of the party and Britain after its exit from the European Union.
Mr Wharton said he would be speaking to all the party's leadership candidates before deciding who to back.
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:
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:
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:
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.
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.
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