Theresa May has reiterated that it is her “duty” to deliver on the British people’s instruction to leave the European Union after surviving a vote of no confidence in her leadership. And in her statement from Downing Street, the Prime Minister challenged Labour to join her in pursuit of a Brexit deal that she can get through Parliament. The statement came after MPs debated a no confidence motion, tabled by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, for six hours. The government won the vote by a majority of 19 – 325 to 306. It follows MPs’ historic rejection of her Brexit withdrawal deal last night by 432 votes to 202 – a majority of 230 and the largest defeat ever inflicted on a UK Prime Minister. Updates and reaction from Westminster: Key Events Theresa May’s statement in full 22:21 Theresa May’s Government survives 19:17 22:21 KEY EVENT Theresa May’s statement in full This evening the Government has won the confidence of Parliament. This now gives us all the opportunity to focus on finding a way forward on Brexit. I understand that to people getting on with their lives, away from Westminster, the events of the past 24 hours will have been unsettling…. Read full this story
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