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Boris Johnson is to officially start living in Downing Street today and Carrie Symonds WILL move in

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to officially start living in Downing Street TODAY and his partner Carrie Symonds WILL move in with him (and they are paying for their own furniture)

  • Mr Johnson is to move into the larger flat at 11 Downing Street instead of No 10
  • They will share a four-bedroom apartment vacated by Philip Hammond last week
  • It is believed that Mr Johnson will be re-furnishing the flat out of his own pocket

Ms Symonds (pictured last Wednesday in Downing Street) will be living with Mr Johnson in Number 11

Boris Johnson  is to officially start living in Downing Street today and partner Carrie Symond will be joining him,  No 10 has revealed.

The Prime Minister is to move into the larger flat at 11 Downing Street instead of the premier’s official residence next door, six days after taking power.

And Ms Symonds, 31, will be co-habiting with Mr Johnson in the spacious four-bedroom apartment vacated by Philip Hammond and his family last week.

Mr Johnson’s deputy official spokeswoman said: The Prime Minister is officially moving in today. Yes, his partner will be living there.’

She declined to comment if Ms Symonds was moving in today as well.

But it is believed that Mr Johnson will be re-furnishing the flat out of his own pocket, with the deputy spokeswoman saying: ‘There will not be any additional cost to the taxpayer.’

And Ms Symonds, 31, will be co-habiting with Mr Johnson in the spacious four-bedroom IUpartment vacated by Philip Hammond and his family last week

And Ms Symonds, 31, will be co-habiting with Mr Johnson in the spacious four-bedroom IUpartment vacated by Philip Hammond and his family last week

It is believed that Mr Johnson will be re-furnishing the flat out of his own pocket, with the deputy spokeswoman saying: 'There will not be any additional cost to the taxpayer'

It is believed that Mr Johnson will be re-furnishing the flat out of his own pocket, with the deputy spokeswoman saying: ‘There will not be any additional cost to the taxpayer’

The four-bedroom apartment above the finance minister’s office has been home to PMs and their families since 1997, when Tony and Cherie Blair chose it over the two-bedroom flat above the more famous black door.

But while the Blairs (like the Camerons) had a young family, Boris, whose children are grown up, will share the spacious living quarters with only Ms Symonds, 31.

Mr Javid by contrast has a wife and small children, who may struggle to squeeze into the two-bedroom apartment above his new HQ.

It is believed however that they will stay at the large family home in Fulham which features added security since he was made home secretary last year.

The Camerons' flat featured billowing light and black-and-white Vogue-style family photographs and the kitchen was dominated by Nigella-standard units and surfaces

The Camerons’ flat featured billowing light and black-and-white Vogue-style family photographs and the kitchen was dominated by Nigella-standard units and surfaces

Samantha Cameron, wife of then Prime Minister David Cameron, having breakfast in her 11, Downing Street apartment with Philip Kiley (left), eight, from Chorley in Lancashire, and Stevie Tyrie, eight, from Manchester, as part of her support for the charity Contact A Family which helps families with disabled children

Samantha Cameron, wife of then Prime Minister David Cameron, having breakfast in her 11, Downing Street apartment with Philip Kiley (left), eight, from Chorley in Lancashire, and Stevie Tyrie, eight, from Manchester, as part of her support for the charity Contact A Family which helps families with disabled children

Heading upstairs: the staircase leading from the ground floor of Number 11, Downing Street, to the living quarters on the first floor

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