Larry, the Downing Road cat, has made a reputation for himself after prowling the corridors of energy.
However he could also be feline threatened after the Speaker of the Home of Commons introduced he has a brand new kitten.
Sir Lindsay Hoyle has named his cat Attlee, in honour of former Labour prime minister Clement Attlee.
The speaker is understood for his love of animals, with a wide selection of pets named after key figures from throughout the political spectrum.
Attlee is a four-month-old brown tabby Maine Coon and follows within the paws of his predecessor Patrick, a ginger Maine Coon who died in March. He was named after a Tory peer.
Throughout his time in workplace, Patrick was elected Purr Minister in a contest run by Battersea Canines and Cats House.
Larry the cat has but to touch upon the newest addition to the parliamentary property.
Sir Lindsay stated: “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 group, and brings a smile to the face of doorkeepers, law enforcement officials, cleaners – and everybody who comes into contact with him.
“I nonetheless miss Patrick – who was my favorite pet – however Attlee, who we named after a former prime minister who created the NHS, has cheered us up no finish.”
Sir Lindsay additionally owns a parrot named Boris (who “talks lots”), a Patterdale Terrier named Betty, and a tortoise named Maggie – as a result of “she’s acquired a tough shell and isn’t for turning”.
He beforehand owned a canine known as Gordon, named after Gordon Brown, who positioned third within the Westminster Canine of the Yr contest.
In July 2020, Sir Lindsay revealed Boris the parrot had taken to squawking “lock the doorways” on practice journeys between London and Lancashire.
The animals journey with Sir Lindsay and his spouse every week to spend the weekend at house within the North West.
“I will put (the parrot) down and he’ll begin shouting ‘lock the doorways, lock the doorways’ and folks on the practice begin wanting round saying ‘Who’s shouting lock the doorways?’
“They will see I am not talking, however… there’s this parrot in my field going ‘order, order’ or ‘lock the doorways’.”
Sir Lindsay stated he believes Boris picked up the phrases as a result of his spouse “intentionally” locations the parrot subsequent to the tv.