For the previous few months, Westminster has been abuzz with little else aside from Boris Johnson and his 9 lives. Now, nonetheless, he might have a rival in that exact area: Lindsay Hoyle’s new cat, Attlee.
The feline will comply with within the steps of different parliamentary moggies together with the Overseas Workplace’s Palmerston, Treasury’s Gladstone and Downing Road’s Larry.
Though the Speaker has to resign his political allegiance, Hoyle has named the cat after the Labour prime minister from 1945 to 1951, Clement Attlee. Like many fashionable pet house owners, he has set up an Instagram account for his cat.
Hoyle posted the announcement alongside an image of him sat within the Speaker’s chair, holding the four-month-old Maine Coon. Attlee replaces Patrick, a fellow Maine Coon, who was named after Conservative peer Patrick McCormack.
Hoyle stated: “Introducing Attlee. A daring little kitten who’s introduced a lot pleasure to my workplace and workforce. He brings a smile to the faces of everybody he comes into contact with on the parliamentary property. After all I’ll at all times miss Patrick, and I’m sure they each would have gotten alongside very effectively.”
He went on to inform Sky Information: “Attlee is simply the boldest, craziest life pressure you’ll be able to think about: he races round my workplace, a lot to the amusement of my workforce, and brings a smile to the face of doorkeepers, cops, cleaners – and everybody who comes into contact with him.”
The Chorley MP is a widely known animal lover, naming a few of them after political figures. He has a parrot referred to as Boris, a tortoise named Maggie and, like Attlee, his canine Gordon was named in honour of a former Labour prime minister.
Larry, maybe Westminster’s hottest resident, initially moved into David Cameron’s Downing Road in 2011 and was later seen getting right into a avenue scuffle with a pigeon yards away from the prime minister’s dwelling.
Palmerston introduced his “retirement” because the Overseas Workplace’s Chief Mouser on Twitter in 2020.