U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May defended her leadership outside 10 Downing Street just before 9 a.m. Wednesday, revealing that her Conservative Party had demanded a vote of confidence in her premiership amid the tumult of Britain exiting the EU.
The results of the vote will be announced at 9 p.m. Anything more than 50 percent — 158 votes — will force May out of office.
“I will contest that vote with everything I’ve got,” May said. “I have been a member of the Conservative party for over 40 years. I have served it as an activist, councilor, MP, shadow minister, home secretary and now as prime minister.”