British Prime Minister to face no-confidence vote

British Prime Minister Theresa May has vowed to fight for her party's leadership with "everything I've got" as the UK's bid to depart the European Union descends into a deepening political crisis.

Members of May's ruling Conservative Party on Wednesday reached the threshold of 48 demands needed to trigger a confidence vote.

Their move came fewer than two days after the prime minister and party leader opted to pull a parliamentary vote on her widely maligned Brexit deal, acknowledging that it would have been defeated.

Wednesday's poll will be held between 18:00-20:00 GMT. A result is expected to be announced shortly after.

May must win majority support among the Conservatives' 315 Members of Parliament (MPs) to survive the vote. If she fails to do so, May will be forced to resign as party leader and will likely set out a date for standing down as prime minister

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