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Sybil, in her employment as the
Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office
|Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office|
September 2007 – January 2009
|Prime Minister||Gordon Brown|
|Preceded by||Humphrey (1997)|
|Succeeded by||Freya (2012)|
London, United Kingdom
|Died||27 July 2009 (aged 3)
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
|Owned by||Alistair Darling|
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.
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. In January 2009, she returned to Edinburgh. On 27 July 2009, she died in Edinburgh, after a short illness.
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