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WATCH: UK’s Theresa May says she’s ‘grateful’ for vote keeping her in office

LONDON — Prime Minister Theresa May says she is “grateful” for the support she received from Conservative Party lawmakers who voted to keep her as their leader.

The prime minister acknowledged Wednesday after she survived a party confidence vote with a 200-117 tally that a substantial number of Conservatives voted against her.

May says she will keep pursuing a deal on Britain’s departure from the European Union. She said she will attend an EU summit on Thursday seeking more assurances and concessions from other European leaders.

The goal is to improve the deal to the point where lawmakers now refusing to endorse it are willing to give their approval. She has promised to bring it to Parliament for a vote by Jan. 21.

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