June 20, 2018 / 3:22 PM / 6 months ago

PM May defeats pro-EU rebels, wins lawmakers' approval for Brexit plan

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May returns to Downing Street from the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, June 12, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday won approval for her plan on how much say MPs should get over Brexit, defeating a attempt by pro-European Union rebels to give parliament more influence.

MPs in the House of Commons voted 319 to 303 against an amendment put forward by the rebels and then accepted May’s proposal without a vote. The result had been expected after one of the leading pro-EU MPs changed his mind and sided with the government earlier in the day.

Reporting by William James. Editing by Andrew MacAskill

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