June 28, 2017 / 6:29 PM / a year ago

Labour loses vote to lift cap on public sector pay

LONDON (Reuters) - The opposition Labour Party lost a vote to try to force Theresa May to change her austerity agenda and increase public sector pay on Wednesday, the first of many expected challenges to the prime minister’s ability to govern.

Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn poses with the Parliamentary Labour Party in Westminster Hall in the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, June 28, 2017. REUTERS/Jack Taylor/Pool

May won by 323 votes to 309.

Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; editing by Michael Holden

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