May 16, 2018 / 6:27 PM / 9 days ago

May defeats Labour challenge on Brexit customs proposals

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May defeated an attempt by the opposition Labour Party on Wednesday to force her government to reveal details of its two Brexit customs proposals, thwarting efforts to embarrass her divided team.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May walks out of 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, May 2, 2018. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

May’s Conservative Party defeated Labour by 301 to 269 votes, handing the government a victory in a parliament split over the terms of Britain’s divorce from the European Union and their future customs arrangements.

Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; Editing by William Schomberg

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