Theresa May

British Prime Minister Theresa May has survived a vote of no-confidence.

The House of Commons, voted to defeat the motion raised by the leader of the main opposition Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn, by 325 votes to 306.

The motion, tabled following May’s 230-vote defeat on her EU divorce agreement, is an official way to vote on the confidence in any current U.K. government.

May was backed by members of the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party and the Brexiteer Conservative Party lawmakers who had voted against her EU withdrawal plan in the same chamber only 24 hours earlier.

Votes of no-confidence in the government from Labour, Welsh and Scottish nationalists, the Liberal Democrats and the Green Party were not enough to dislodge the current government.

If the motion was agreed to, the sitting government would’ve had 14 days to form a new government that can win a subsequent confidence motion in the House of Commons.

If not, then a General Election would have been called.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.