July 17, 2018 / 9:36 AM / a month ago

May suffers parliament defeat over plans to leave European medicines network

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May suffered an embarrassing defeat on a trade law that means ministers must now seek to secure an agreement that allows Britain to have continued participation in the European medicines regulatory framework.

A man holds an anti-Brexit banner on Westminster Bridge, in central London, Britain, July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Yves Herman

MPs in the House of Commons voted 305 to 301 to approve the amendment to the trade legislation.

Reporting By William James and Andrew MacAskill; editing by Kate Holton

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