British PM wins confidence vote by big margin

Published: Dec 13, 2018, 3:26 am IST

(Xinhua) British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday won by a large margin a confidence vote by her fellow Conservative members of parliament.
The prime minister won the secret vote, which started at 1800 GMT and ended two hours later, with 200 out of 317 Tory MPs supporting her to stay on as the party leader.
“The result of the vote is that the parliamentary party does have the confidence in the prime minister,” Graham Brady announced the result. Brady was head of the so-called 1922 Committee which organized the vote after reaching required threshold that 48 Tory MPs called in their letters for the ballot to be held.
An applause erupted in the hall upon the vote outcome.

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