Political Forum G50 : Theresa May Wins Confidence Vote As 200 Voted For While 117 Voted Against HomePolitics Political Forum G50 : Theresa May Wins Confidence Vote As 200 Voted For While 117 Voted Against December 13th, 2018 Engr Azi News, Politics 0 comments Theresa May put a brave face on her situation as she reacted to the outcome of the Tory no-confidence ballot There were cheers as 1922 committee chairman Graham Brady announced the result in the Commons on Wednesday night U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has won a crucial vote of confidence in her leadership on Wednesday evening. May won the leadership challenge by 200 votes to 117 votes against her in the ballot of Conservative members of parliament (MPs). The pound rose about 1 percent on the news. May needed a simple majority (at least 159 out of 315 Conservative MPs) to win the confidence vote. Winning this vote means her leadership cannot be challenged for another year now. In a statement made shortly after the vote, May acknowledged that although she won, a significant number of her party colleagues had cast ballots against her leadership. “A significant number of colleagues cast a vote against me and I have listened to what they said,” May told the press in front of 10 Downing Street. The prime minister went on to say that it was now time to deliver “the Brexit the people voted for.” Conservative revolt The vote was announced Wednesday after 48 Conservative members of parliament (MPs) submitted letters of no-confidence in May’s leadership to the chairman of a prominent group of Conservative backbench MPs called the ‘1922 Committee.’ Under party rules, if 48 Conservative MPs (15 percent of the parliamentary party) submit letters of no-confidence in the party leader to the chair of the 1922 Committee, a confidence vote must be held. The Chairman of the 1922 Committee Graham Brady said the threshold was met Tuesday evening and that he wanted the vote to be held soon after. “It is beneficial to resolve this matter as quickly and as smoothly as possible,” he told CNBC’s Willem Marx. May said Wednesday morning that she would fight the vote “with everything I’ve got.” She also said that British voters wanted to see the government get on with Brexit, just as the U.K.’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU) looks increasingly chaotic and uncertain.