Yorkshire & North Lincolnshire MEP, Mike Hookem has thanked members for "changing history" during June's referendum, saying it was through "believing we could be the change we wanted to see."
Mr. Hookem was speaking to delegates at the inaugural Yorkshire & North Lincolnshire conference, that was held in the picturesque surroundings of the Kings Croft Hotel in Pontefract this past weekend (12th November 2014).
Speaking of the referendum victory, Mr. Hookem said, "The fact is, each person in this room played a part in not only making history but in also changing Britain’s destiny."
"And for that, I thank each and every one of you for the work you have put into achieving the UK’s independence, and I congratulate you making the supposedly impossible happen.|
Mr Hookem also took aim at the Labour party saying, "In this region, in particular, the belief was so strong that we even managed another first."
"For years the Labour party has taken the support of many parts of the Yorkshire community for granted."
"But no longer."
However, Mr Hookem also took the time to apologise to members for his part in the Steve Woolfe incident, saying "I ask for your forgiveness for any embarrassment I have caused you or the party."
Mr Hookem's full speech is available to watch above.