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Theresa May survives no-confidence vote amid Brexit turmoil

WATCH ABOVE: U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May shortly after her government won a no-confidence vote, 325-306, said that she will continue to work on the promise of delivering Brexit.

British Prime Minister Theresa May has survived a no-confidence vote Wednesday, a day after Parliament rejected her Brexit deal by a historic margin.

May’s Conservative government won with 325 votes versus 306.

READ MORE: European Union prepares for a chaotic Brexit after Theresa May’s deal defeated

The vote means that May will now press ahead with talking to lawmakers from all parties to try to find a consensus over how to proceed with Britain’s departure from the European Union.

May was battling to save her job after staking her political reputation on a last-ditch effort to win support for the divorce agreement she negotiated with the European Union over the last two years. Though defeat was widely expected, the scale of the rout — 432-202 — was devastating for May’s leadership.

Immediately after the vote, opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn tabled a no-confidence motion, saying it would give Parliament a chance to give its verdict “on the sheer incompetence of this government.”

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WATCH: British MPs reject Theresa May’s Brexit deal

British MPs reject Theresa May’s Brexit deal
British MPs reject Theresa May’s Brexit deal
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