'UK Prime Minister Theresa May has survived a no confidence vote with 200 Conservative Party MPs supporting her leadership and 117 voting against her and her highly divisive Brexit plan.
May needed to secure at least 158 votes from the Conservatives to remain as leader of the party and managed to do so with a firm margin. Addressing the press outside Downing Street, May acknowledged that a “significant number” of her MPs voted against her, but welcomed the outcome.
Following this ballot, we now have to get on with the job of delivering Brexit for the British people and building a better future for this country.
Yet the opposition remained skeptical, with Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn issuing a statement stressing that the vote "makes no difference" and that May must bring her "dismal deal" to the House of Commons next week “so parliament can take back control.”
The prime minister has lost her majority in parliament, her government is in chaos and she is unable to deliver a Brexit deal that works for the country and puts jobs and the economy first.
Fearing a defeat of the deal she'd struck with the EU last month, the 62-year-old leader cancelled a parliamentary vote on the divorce agreement on Monday, promising to hold it by January 21. In the meantime, she pledged to seek extra guarantees from Brussels to make sure her Brexit roadmap is accepted by the parliament.'
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