British PM Theresa May narrowly wins Parliament confidence vote

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The Associated Press

© Daniel Leal-Olivas, AFP | Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May leaves No. 10 Downing St on her way to Westminster for Prime Minister’s Question Time (PMQs) on June 28, 2017.

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Latest update : 2017-06-29

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative minority government secured lawmakers’ backing for its legislative plans by a narrow margin Thursday, but only after making a sudden concession on abortion funding to stave off defeat.

The House of Commons voted by 323 to 309 to approve last week’s Queen’s Speech, which laid out the government’s agenda for the next two years.

@theresa_may gov survives its first major Parliamentary test as #QueensSpeech passes unamended with a majority of 14 https://tinyurl.com/y8xtqdvk 

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Commons voting on Queen’s Speech – BBC News

The government acted to avoid a possible rebellion over abortion…

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