On Thursday 23rd June, the country went to the polls and voted to leave the European Union. I would like to thank everyone who went and made their vote count on Thursday. With a turnout of 72%, and over 33 million people voting, this referendum saw the highest turnout in a UK wide vote since 1992. Not only did the Shipley constituency vote with a majority to leave the European Union, the Bradford District voted with a majority to leave, Yorkshire and Humber voted with a majority to leave, England voted with a majority to leave and the United Kingdom voted with a majority to leave the European Union. This was a clear choice from the electorate, with a majority of over 1.3 million votes. I appreciate that many will be disappointed with the result and concerned about the consequences. That is perfectly understandable, however the country now needs to come together. We must accept and respect the result to ensure the success of the UK’s future as a fully independent nation. I will continue to work hard to make sure the will of the electorate is fully implemented and to get the best possible deal for the United Kingdom outside of the European Union.