June 12, 2018 / 4:51 PM / 6 months ago

UK PM May wins vote in parliament on Brexit, compromises to avoid rebellion

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, June 12, 2018. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May won a vote in parliament on Tuesday, winning over potential pro-European Union rebels in her party with a compromise on plans to give parliament a meaningful vote later this year on the terms of Britain’s exit from the EU.

After a closely-watched debate, lawmakers voted 324 to 298 to accept a proposal saying that if parliament rejects the final Brexit deal, a government minister will set out how the government plans to proceed within 28 days.

That, combined with a promise to listen to a leading pro-European lawmaker and potentially add further safeguards giving parliament more influence, was enough to see off a rebellion that had threatened to undermine May’s authority.

Reporting By William James. Editing by Andrew MacAskill

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