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UK government defeats opposition motion on austerity criticism
June 29, 2017 / 4:24 PM / 5 months ago

UK government defeats opposition motion on austerity criticism

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May’s government defeated an amendment to her programme of legislation on Thursday, voting down an attempt to force her to drop austerity measures.

Prime Minister Theresa May leaves Downing Street in London, Britain June 29, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville

The government defeated the motion by 323 votes to 297 votes.

Reporting by David Milliken and Elizabeth Piper

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