Business Insider reports:
Theresa May has survived a confidence vote in her leadership by Conservative MPs, meaning she can continue to serve as prime minister. May won a confidence vote in her leadership clear of the 158 votes needed to oust her.
However, the result only came after the prime minister assured MPs on Wednesday evening that she would stand down before the next general election. “In my heart I would like to lead the party into the next election but I accept that won’t happen,” May told Conservative MPs.
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) December 12, 2018
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) December 12, 2018
.@theresa_may wins 200 to 117. This is not a great result for the prime minister
— Robert Peston (@Peston) December 12, 2018