British PM Theresa May wins first confidence vote

British Prime Minister, Theresa May has won her first confidence vote by a narrow margin in the House of Commons on her parliamentary agenda set out in the Queen’s Speech.

The MPs voted 323 to 309 yesterday to approve last week’s Queen’s Speech, which laid out the government’s plans for the next two years.

Conservative minority government of Theresa May has secured lawmakers’ backing for its legislative plans, but only after making a last-minute concession on abortion funding to stave off defeat.

The Conservative Party lost its parliamentary majority in a June 8 general election and was forced to strike a deal with Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party to win passage of its legislative proposals in the Commons.

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