Updated | Theresa May wins confidence vote

Theresa May secures the support of the Democratic Unionist Party on which she depends for a parliamentary majority and Tory Brexiteers

Theresa May (right) met DUP leader Arlene Foster on Wednesday afternoon
Theresa May (right) met DUP leader Arlene Foster on Wednesday afternoon

Updated at 8.15pm with vote result

British Prime Minister Theresa May has survived a vote of no confidence in her government put forward by the Labour Party despite suffering a crushing defeat on the Brexit deal.

The House of Commons rejected the no confidence motion with 325 votes against and 306 in favour.

Earlier, May secured the support of the Democratic Unionist Party, on which she depends for a majority in parliament. The DUP voted against the Brexit deal yesterday but its leader, Arlene Foster, pledged to support May.

Conservative Party Brexiteers, who yesterday rejected May’s Brexit deal also voted with May.

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn described May's administration as "a zombie government" after the Brexit deal was rejected by a historic majority yesterday.

The rejection of the Brexit deal has left the UK in a state of uncertainty and heightened the risk of Britain withdrawing from the EU on 29 March without a deal.

Speaking after the vote result was out, May said she would be presenting a way forward on Brexit to parliament on Monday. She also pledged to reach out to senior MPs from all sides to discuss a way forward.

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