British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a vote of no confidence in her Tory party. May got 200 votes and 117 votes went against her. She promised to lawmakers of her party not to contest 2022 general election. Some of her ministers resigned from the cabinet in opposition to her Brexit deal. She is facing staunch opposition within her party over Brexit deal with EU.
May needed to secure at least 159 votes in order to retain her position as leader of the party and push on with her Brexit negotiations. May still enjoys support of 63% MPs of her party. The results were announced by Graham Brady, a member of parliament who chairs the 1922 Committee, which represents Conservative lawmakers in the House of Commons.
It is not good news for all those who want to replace her as party leader and prime minister. They will have to wait till 2022 to become party leader. She manages to survive this attack on her leadership.
She won the confidence vote but turmoil and chaos within the party will not over. Her biggest challenge is to get required support to pass the Brexit bill. PM May was forced to postpone a vote on the deal on Monday when it became clear her bill would face a humiliating defeat.
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17 August, 2019