Theresa May to remain as PM after winning confidence vote

Theresa May has won a vote of confidence in her leadership of the Tory Party by 200 to 117.

The result was greeted by cheers and applause from MPs as it was announced by backbench Tory chairman Sir Graham Brady.

It means Mrs May is immune from another leadership challenge for the next 12 months.

She won the confidence vote with a majority of 83, with 63% of Conservative MPs backing her and 37% voting against her.

The vote was triggered by 48 of her MPs angry at her Brexit policy, which they say betrays the 2016 referendum result.

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