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Is William Hague The Greatest Living Yorkshireman? Here's 10 Other Options

01/10/2014 12:38 BST | Updated 01/10/2014 13:59 BST

Is William Hague the greatest living Yorkshireman? More than the tax cuts, or the spending slashes, it was David Cameron's assertion that the former Foreign Secretary is God's Own Country's greatest export that got social media a-buzz.

Speaking to the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham, Cameron mimicked Hague's teenage conference speech, saying "Some of you won't be here in 30 years time." in a fairly convincing Yorkshire accent.

After laughter and applause, Mameron said: "All right, I won't give up the day job. Now, when he was a teenager he didn't only address the Tory Party conference, he read Hansard in bed and he had a record collection that apparently consisted of one album by Dire Straits and dozens of speeches by Winston Churchill. His dad said: 'He was just a normal happy boy'.

"All I can say is this: that boy became an amazing parliamentarian, a brilliant foreign secretary, our greatest living Yorkshireman and someone to whom I owe an enormous debt of gratitude - William Hague."

But Twitter invariably disagreed. And we think there's at least 9 challengers (excluding the great Yorkshirewomen like Dame Judi Dench, Jessica Ennis, Barbara Hepworth and Helen Sharman, Britain's first astronaut).

Greatest Living Yorkshireman

Greatest Living Yorkshireman