June 26, 2017 / 11:11 AM / 2 months ago

DUP to back May on Brexit legislation

Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) Leader Arlene Foster, alongside Deputy Leader Nigel Dodds and Chief Whip Jeffrey Donaldson, speaks outside 10 Downing Street, in central London, Britain June 26, 2017.Stefan Wermuth

LONDON (Reuters) - Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) said on Monday it would support Prime Minister Theresa May's government on legislation concerning Britain's exit from the European Union, securing her a slender majority in parliament.

May struck a deal with the DUP on Monday to back her administration after she failed to secure an outright victory in a botched June 8 snap election.

"The DUP... agrees to support the government on legislation pertaining to the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union; and legislation pertaining to national security," a document published by May's office said.

Reporting by Costas Pitas; editing by Kate Holton

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