Theresa May to face no confidence vote after parliament voted against Brexit deal

Jan 16, 2019 (LBO) – British Prime Minister Theresa May will face a no-confidence vote after her Brexit deal suffered a heavy defeat in parliament yesterday.

After parliament voted 432-202 against the deal marking the worst defeat in modern British history, opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn called a vote of no confidence in the government.

There are 650 lawmakers in the House of Commons and she needs 318 votes to win the vote. Analysts say May would only lose the confidence vote if enough of her own Conservative members voted against the government.

According to foreign media reports the situation could lead to a disorderly exit from the EU or even to a reversal of the 2016 decision to leave.