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UK MPs who rejected Brexit deal now voted for May to stay PM

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UK Prime Minister Theresa May lived through confidence vote with by 325 to 306 in her favor.

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Rebel Tory MPs and the DUP who 24 hours ago rejected the PM's Brexit plan voted to keep her in Downing Street.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn argued that Mrs May's "zombie" administration had lost the right to govern.

May said she would start talks with other party leaders to find a Brexit compromise that MPs will back.

Giving her reaction to the result, Mrs May told MPs she would "continue to work to deliver on the solemn promise to the people of this country to deliver on the result of the referendum and leave the European Union".

She invited leaders of all parties to have individual meetings with her on the way ahead for Brexit - starting tonight - but called on them to approach them with a "constructive spirit".

"We must find solutions that are negotiable and command sufficient support in this House," she added.

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