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In Pictures: A day of drama in Westminster as Theresa May wins confidence vote

Mrs May survived a vote on her leadership.

Prime Minister Theresa May makes a statement in 10 Downing Street, London, after she survived an attempt by Conservative MPs to oust her with a vote of no confidence (Andrew Matthews/PA)
Prime Minister Theresa May makes a statement in 10 Downing Street, London, after she survived an attempt by Conservative MPs to oust her with a vote of no confidence (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Theresa May’s premiership rested in the hands of her own MPs after a no confidence vote was called on Wednesday.

After two hours of voting, and many more hours of lobbying before the vote, Mrs May won by 200 votes to 117.

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Theresa May speaks after the 1922 Committee announced a no confidence vote would take place (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)
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Mrs May says she will contest the election (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
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Chairman of the backbench 1922 Committee Sir Graham Brady said the threshold of 48 letters has been reached (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
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Grant Shapps was among the numerous MPs interviewed by the media (Joe GIddens/PA)
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Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street for Prime Minister’s Questions (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)
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A view from above as Mrs May takes part in PMQs (Mark Duffy/UK Parliament)
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Protesters gather outside the Houses of Parliament ahead of the vote (David Mirzoeff/PA)
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Conservative MPs gather in a meeting addressed by Theresa May in Committee Room 14 (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
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Margot James MP was among those sharing their ballot on Twitter (@Margot_James_MP)
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Sir Graham Brady chairman of the 1922 Committee, announces that Theresa May has survived an attempt by Tory MPs to oust her as party leader (Stefan Rousseau/PA)
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Prime Minister Theresa May makes a statement in 10 Downing Street, London, after she won the vote (Steve Parsons/PA)
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Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg speaks to the media outside the Houses of Parliament (David Mirzoeff/PA)

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