June 20, 2018 / 3:23 PM / 4 months ago

PM May defeats pro-EU rebels, wins lawmakers' approval for Brexit plan

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday won approval for her plan on how much say MPs should get over Brexit, defeating a attempt by pro-European Union rebels to give parliament more influence.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May returns to Downing Street from the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, June 12, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville

MPs in the House of Commons voted 319 to 303 against an amendment put forward by the rebels and then accepted May’s proposal without a vote. The result had been expected after one of the leading pro-EU MPs changed his mind and sided with the government earlier in the day.

Reporting by William James. Editing by Andrew MacAskill

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