St Helens North MP Conor McGinn has called on both sides of the referendum argument to “pull together” for the good of the country.
Mr McGinn, a prominent Remain campaigner, said he was disappointed with the leave vote but respected the outcome.
“I respect the result of the referendum, both nationally and in St Helens,” he said.
“Naturally, I am disappointed with the outcome and worried about what it means for our country’s future.
“Our people and the country are divided. Therefore, all of us in positions of responsibility and leadership now have a duty to pull together and do what is right for the country and the people we represent.
“The UK now faces a period of uncertainty and unprecedented challenge. It will affect every person, every family and every community, including here in St Helens.
“My priority is continuing to work hard doing the job I love and am so proud to have, representing all of the people of St Helens North as their Member of Parliament.”