Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

What She Said after Win

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

What She Said after Win

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"THIS has been a long and challenging day, but at the end of it I'm pleased to have received the backing of my colleagues in tonight's ballot.

"Whilst I am grateful for that support, a significant number of colleagues did cast a vote against me, and I have listened to what they said. Following this ballot we now need to get on with the job of delivering Brexit for the British people and building a better future for this country.

"A Brexit that delivers on the votes that people gave, that brings back control of our money, our borders and our laws. That protects jobs, security and the union, that brings the country back together rather than entrenching division. That must start here in Westminster with politicians on all sides coming together and acting in the national interest.

"For my part I have heard what the House of Commons said about the Northern Ireland backstop and when I get to the European Council tomorrow I will be seeking legal and political assurances that will assuage the concerns that members of Parliament have on that issue. …

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