POLITICIANS responded in various ways to the UK’s historic exit from the EU.

Brexit Day, on Friday (January 31), seems to have been a mainly low key affair for most of North Wales’ MPs.

Anglesey’s newest MP Virginia Crosbie spent the evening in her constituency.

She said: “On Friday night, I was at a dinner with the Holyhead Rotary Club in my constituency celebrating the fantastic work they do here on Ynys Môn and worldwide.

“While I believe Brexit will bring enormous opportunities for Anglesey, I am ever mindful that I am here to represent all my constituents, whichever side of the argument they were on. I am working hard to bring everyone together so we can make Brexit a success for Ynys Môn.”

Arfon MP Hywel Williams said: “I spent last Friday attending to various constituency engagements, including an extremely busy advice surgery in Caernarfon. My evening was spent quietly, with the family at home.”

James Davies MP for the Vale of Clwyd, marked the historic occasion at Parliament Square, where revellers gathered.

Robin Millar MP for Aberconwy said: he marked the occasion with colleagues at a private party.

"The national anthem was sung, a bell was rung and the mood was good - as is fitting for something secured after struggle and hard work.

"For me there was also a note of tiredness. It was Wellington who said I think that "There is nothing except the battle lost that is half so melancholy as the battle won."

"Almost half the nation didn't want this and many are still coming to terms with it. I voted for Brexit and pursued it - but I can't overlook that.

The opportunities and challenges that lie ahead of us are significant, but we will only take them and overcome them together. And for that there needs to be some reconciliation, even healing."

David Jones MP for Clwyd West said he attended two private functions.

MP for Clwyd South Simon Baynes said: “I marked our exit from the EU quietly with my wife Maggie over a drink at our home near Chirk.

"As a strong supporter of Brexit I was very pleased that we had left the EU but as the MP for Clwyd South, where my job is to represent all my constituents regardless of whether they voted Leave or Remain, I felt that it was time to heal the wounds of the Brexit debate so that we can move forward as a country in a united and positive manner.”

On the eve of Brexit, a distillery in Abergwyngregyn hosted Lesley Griffiths Welsh Minister for Environment Energy and Rural Affairs.

She praised Aber Falls for its “dynamic sparkle” and expressed confidence that post-Brexit the industry would continue to thrive.

“But we can’t ignore the fact Brexit is going to have a major impact on our businesses. It’s really important we can continue to trade with the EU and don’t give our competitors an extra advantage. The Welsh brand is something worth celebrating."