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Bigger hurdle awaits May after beating off no-confidence vote

British Prime Minister Theresa May has defeated an attempt to oust her from power after a majority of MPs from her own ruling Conservative Party reaffirmed their confidence in her leadership.

With all the ballots of the Conservative MPs now counted, Mrs May won the vote on Wednesday by 200 to 117.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 14, 2018, with the headline 'Bigger hurdle awaits May after beating off no-confidence vote '. Print Edition | Subscribe