Kirklees voters played their part in the UK's bid to leave the EU.

55 per cent of people voted to Leave the European Union, leaving local politicians shocked.

In a room full of councillors and campaigners only a small group of UKIP supporters were cheering.

Kirklees Tory chief, Clr David Hall, said he was pleased to see the country get its sovereignty back.

And he said he thought it was a case of short term pain and then long term gain.

"I hope the markets won't react too badly to the result.

"I think now we can really look forward to as a country being an international player in trade instead of just a European player."

But Clr Carole Pattison, Labour's deputy leader, said she was very disappointed that the electorate had bought the rhetoric of the Leave campaign.

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"People have voted on a soundbite, on their emotions, they've believed the rhetoric on immigration.

"They've believed 'Taking back control'.

"The EU is a democratic body so it's not about taking control.

"That's the line that's been fed to people and unfortunately people have believed it."

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Clr Nicola Turner, Lib Dem leader in Kirklees, said: "People have been frightened. Instead of uniting and concentrating on what's good they've concentrated on what's bad."

The final result saw 118,755 people vote for Leave and 98,485 vote in favour of Remain.

188 ballots were spoiled.