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Sybil, in her employment as the
Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office
Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office
In office
September 2007 – January 2009
Monarch Elizabeth II
Prime Minister Gordon Brown
Preceded by Humphrey (1997)
Succeeded by Freya (2012)
Personal details
Born 2006
London, United Kingdom
Died 27 July 2009 (aged 3)
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Occupation Mouser
Owned by Alistair Darling
Namesake Sybil Fawlty

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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