MIL-OSI UK: Theresa May wins Tory confidence vote by 200 to 117 votes

Source: Labour List UK

Theresa May has won the Tory confidence vote in her leadership by 200 votes to 117.

The figure of 117 Conservative MPs voting against the Prime Minister in the secret ballot is not expected to lead to her resignation as leader, but is a higher number than expected.

More than double the threshold of MPs required to trigger the no-confidence vote, which stood at 48 this morning, cast a ballot saying they had no confidence in May as leader.

The figure of 117 is also notably higher than the number of European Research Group members, which indicates that concern over May’s leadership goes beyond the opposition of hard Brexiteers in the Conservative Party.

Commenting on the result, Jeremy Corbyn said: “Tonight’s vote makes no difference to the lives of our people.

“The Prime Minister has lost her majority in parliament, her government is in chaos and she is unable to deliver a Brexit deal that works for the country and puts jobs and the economy first.

“That’s why she pulled the vote on her botched Brexit deal this week and is trying to avoid bringing it back to parliament. It’s clear that she has not been able to negotiate the necessary changes in Europe.

“She must now bring her dismal deal back to the House of Commons next week so parliament can take back control.

“Labour is ready to govern for the whole country and deliver a deal that protects living standards and workers’ rights.”

Jacob Rees-Mogg, as a hard Brexiteer who has led calls for the Prime Minister to step down, said it was a “terrible result for the prime minister”.

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