Theresa May survives confidence vote of members of parliament

Theresa May survives confidence vote of members of parliament

- British prime minister, Theresa May, survived the confidence vote of the UK lawmakers

- May secured 63% of the total votes of the parliament, vowing to deliver the Brexit to the people of UK

- Aggrieved lawmakers, led by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, have vowed not to relent in his effort to stop the Brexit policy of the PM

British prime minister, Theresa May, on Wednesday, December 12, survived the vote of confidence of the UK lawmakers in a fierce parliament debate that almost put a sudden stop to her leadership of the Conservative Party.

BBC reports that May, who secured 63% of the total votes, is now immune from a leadership challenge for a year.

Legit.ng gathers that after surviving the axes on her authority, the prime minister, addressing her supporters at Downing Street, vowed not to succumb to pressure of the members of the parliaments, adding that she will not stop in her attempts to bring Brexit to reality.

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She said: "I am pleased to have received the backing of my colleagues in tonight's ballot.

"Whilst I am grateful for that support, a significant number of colleagues did cast a vote against me and I have listened to what they said."

May won the confidence vote with a majority of 83, with 63% of Conservative members of the parliament giving support to the PM.

According to the report, 37% of the voting against her in a secret ballot that was triggered by 48 of the UK lawmakers overtly angry at May Brexit policy.

The aggrieved lawmakers claimed that May action has betrayed the 2016 referendum result.

One of the aggrieved members of the parliament, labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, insisted that the vote had changed nothing, adding that the prime minister has lost the confidence of the lawmakers

He said: "Theresa May has lost her majority in parliament, her government is in chaos and she's unable to deliver a Brexit deal that works for the country."

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the UK prime minister, Theresa May, might face a vote of no confidence in her leadership of the Conservative party, December 12.

Sir Graham Brady, the chairman of the 1922 backbench committee, released a statement saying the threshold of 48 signatures – 15% of the total number of Tory MPs – “has been exceeded”.

The announcement came after lawmakers in support of Brexit policy, who had held back from submitting letters calling for a confidence vote, broke cover in anger at the shelving of the vote on the Brexit deal.

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