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Theresa May Faces No-Confidence Vote Wednesday Over Brexit Anger

"I will contest that vote with everything I've got," the U.K. prime minister said outside of No. 10 Downing St. The vote was set to begin at 1 p.m. ET Wednesday.
U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May faces a vote on her leadership Wednesday, as debate rages over how the U.K. should exit the European Union. She spoke about the vote to the media outside No. 10 Downing St. in London. Source: Toby Melville

Updated at 1 p.m. ET

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is fighting to keep her job as members of her Conservative Party seek to oust her in a no-confidence vote Wednesday. May has been unable to shore up support for the draft Brexit deal she negotiated with the European Union.

"I will contest that vote with everything I've got," May said outside of No. 10 Downing St. The vote on her leadership takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. local time (1 to 3 p.m. ET).

"If she wins, she can serve for another year without another challenge from her party," NPR's Frank Langfitt reports from London. "If she

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