Wednesday, December 12, 2018

May wins confidence vote by 200 to 117.

After huffing and puffing and threatening to blow Theresa May's house in for months, the opponents of her leadership finally managed yesterday to organise 48 letters from Conservative MPs requesting a vote of confidence in her leadership of the Conservative party.

A confidence ballot was duly held this evening and she won it by 200 votes to 117.

Obviously there is a significant minority of Conservative MPs who are not happy but the PM won the backing of more than 60-% of her colleagues.

Compare and contrast with the Labour party where more than 80% of Labour MPs voted that they had no confidence in Jeremy Corbyn (172 votes to 40) but he refused to resign.

In the words of one of the tabloid headlines tomorrow, now let her get on with the job.

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