UK PM wins confidence vote over Brexit deal
London: British Prime Minister Theresa May won a crucial vote of confidence in her leadership of the ruling Conservative Party over the controversial Brexit deal after she placated rebel lawmakers by agreeing that she will not lead the party into the next general election in 2022.
Though she won the backing of her party to stay on as prime minister, more than a third of Conservative MPs voted against her, underscoring the uphill battle she faces in getting her Brexit deal through Parliament.
In the secret vote held Wednesday night, May secured 63 per cent votes with 200 in favour of her and 117 against, out of a total of 317 of her Conservative Party MPs.
May, who has been prime minister since the UK voted to leave the 28-member European Union in June 2016, is now immune from a leadership challenge for at least a year.