Brexit: Theresa May survives no-confidence vote but loses support of one third of MPs

British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a vote of no confidence on her by her party members on Wednesday, guaranteeing her safety as prime minister for at least a year.

Despite winning the support of 200 Conservative lawmakers, May however lost the support of a third of her colleagues with 117 voting to remove her as prime minister.

"I'm pleased to have received the backing of my colleagues in tonight's ballot," she said outside her Downing Street office after the result was announced.

"A significant number of colleagues did cast votes against me and I've listened to what they've said."

She said she wanted to "get on with the job of delivering Brexit", and to see "politicians on all sides coming together".

Lawmaker Jacob Rees-Mogg, one of 48 Tory MPs who wrote the letter of no confidence triggering the vote called the result "terrible" and urged the prime minister to "go and see the queen and resign urgently."

Brexit figurehead Nigel Farage tweeted that May "limps on to her next failure, the deal won't pass and the real crisis is close".

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