March 25, 2019 / 10:19 PM / a year ago

UK lawmakers vote to take control of Brexit process

British Prime Minister Theresa May delivers a statement in the Parliament in London, Britain March 25, 2019, in this still image taken from video. Reuters TV/via REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) - British lawmakers on Monday voted to wrest control of the Brexit process to try to find a majority for an alternative way forward that would break the parliamentary deadlock.

The amendment put forward by Oliver Letwin, a lawmaker from Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservatives, changes the rules of parliament on Wednesday in order to provide time for so-called indicative votes on Brexit options.

Lawmakers voted by 329 to 302 to accept the amendment. The motion will be voted on shortly and also needs to be passed.

Reporting by Kylie MacLellan; editing by Guy Faulconbridge

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