British Prime Minister Theresa May has won a vote of confidence in her leadership of the Conservative Party. She got the support of 200 MPs while 117 MPs voted against her. The confidence vote was triggered by 48 of her MPs, who are angry at her Brexit policy. They said that her policy has betrayed the 2016 referendum result.
If she had lost the confidence vote, Mrs May would have been forced to stand down as the Conservative Party leader, and then as the Prime Minister.
Now, no new vote of confidence can be brought forward for 12 months. Speaking in Downing Street, she vowed to deliver the Brexit “that people voted for”. But the 62-year old leader promised to stand down before the next scheduled election in 2022.
In a statement following the confidence vote, May said she would head to Brussels today to seek “legal and political reassurances” over her Brexit deal. May said she hoped to win concessions from European Union counterparts that would assuage the concerns that the Members of Parliament have regarding the exit deal.