Good news for Larry fans! Cabinet Office has confirmed Downing Street cat will NOT be evicted


The Downing Street cat will be spared eviction from Number 10 when the Cameron family leave, it has been confirmed.

Chief mouser Larry - a brown and white tabby entrusted with the rat-catching portfolio - will continue to reside in his famous abode when Theresa May moves in after becoming Prime Minister on Wednesday.

Fans were desperate to know more about the fate of their beloved cat after David Cameron announced that he would be handing over PM responsibilities to May:

A Cabinet Office spokeswoman said: "It's a civil servant's cat and does not belong to the Camerons - he will be staying."

Larry, who was re-homed from Battersea Dogs and Cats Home in 2011, was said to have a "strong predatory drive" that suggested he would be well-suited to the task of rat catching.

Cameron welcomed the cat's arrival, and said he would make a "great addition" to the Number 10 team.

Larry the cat.
Larry performing his duties as Downing Street's chief mouser (Ben Stansall/PA)

Larry was the first cat to hold the appointment since stalwart ratter Humphrey was retired in 1997.

He quickly became an internet star in his own right, holding several (unofficial) Twitter accounts.

While fans can rejoice in the good news that Larry is staying on, there are others who can't help feeling a bit over-ambitious: