Theresa May Survives Leadership Challenge from Brexiteers
The prime minister survives a confidence vote but promises to stand down before the next election.
- British prime minister Theresa May has survived a confidence vote called by members of her party who feel she has mishandled Brexit.
- In a sign of how deeply Britain’s departure from the EU has divided Conservatives, 200 lawmakers voted for May and 117 against.
- It is still doubtful she can get the Brexit treaty through Parliament.
- To placate skeptics, May has promised not to lead the Conservatives into the next election.