British Prime Minister May may stay on after a Vote of Confidence in Conservatives
British Prime Minister Theresa May got a vote of confidence in her Conservative Party on Wednesday. May remains party chairman and can, therefore, stay on as prime minister.
May survives confidence with convincing 200 for, 117 against In a short statement, she says she is happy with the support of her colleagues
However, May wants to get new guarantees from European leaders, but they have publicly promised not to get them
Eventually, 117 members of the House of Representatives voted against the Prime Minister, 200 voted for May. In a short reaction outside Downing Street 10, the prime minister (62) said she was happy with the support of her colleagues.
She also says she will listen to the complaints of the House of Commons who voted against her. “We need to focus on the task of delivering the Brexit that the people voted for,” she says.
The militant prime minister defended her position behind closed doors before the vote. An anonymous parliamentarian attending the meeting said May emphasised the risks that would accompany her departure, even though she said she recognised the turmoil surrounding the Brexit agreement.
“This is a particularly bad time to replace a leader, we have to deliver the Brexit, and do it on time,” the Prime Minister would have said.