Sybil (cat)

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Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office
Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office
London, United Kingdom
Died27 July 2009 (aged 3)
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
OccupationChief mouser

Sybil (2006 – 27 July 2009) was a cat living at 11 and 10 Downing Street. Named after Sybil Fawlty from the television show Fawlty Towers, she was the pet of then Chancellor of the Exchequer, Alistair Darling.[1]

When introduced in September 2007, Sybil, who was black and white, was the first cat at Downing Street since Humphrey was reportedly removed in November 1997, due to Cherie Blair's aversion to cats.[2] In January 2009, she returned to Edinburgh.[3]

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  1. Assinder, Nick (11 September 2007). "No 10 gets new feline first lady". BBC News. Retrieved 13 September 2007.
  2. "Trappings of family life threaten Humphrey's patch". Daily Telegraph. London. 6 May 1997. Archived from the original on 27 May 2002. Retrieved 25 January 2011.
  3. McSmith, Andy (29 July 2009). "Farewell to the original New Labour cat". The Independent. Retrieved 30 October 2011.
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Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office
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