NEW British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will live in a plush 4-bed flat above No11 Downing St with his girlfriend Carrie Symonds.
“Boris is only following precedent”
Source close to Boris
BoJo, 55, chose the more spacious pad over the slightly cramped No10 flat that will now be reserved for Chancellor Sajid Javid, who would traditionally stay there with his wife and four children.
But, pals of the Chancellor said it was more likely that he would stay in his family home in Fulham, west London.
Brexiteer Boris, whose children are grown up, will live alone in the large flat with his younger girlfriend Carrie, 31.
A source close to the new Prime Minister told The Sun: “Boris is only following precedent.”
He is, however, not expected to move into his new home – as it will need a deep clean with Theresa May and her husband Philip having only just left.
Prime Ministers have lived in the larger flat above No11 since 1997 when Tony Blair chose to live there with his family instead of then Chancellor Gordon Brown who was single at the time.
The revelation comes following a day of political bloodshed after BoJo wiped out Theresa May’s cabinet on his first night as PM.
Blond Boris promised to give the country “the leadership it deserves” in his first speech outside No10.
He also said the UK would finally leave the European Union on October 31 – “no ifs or buts”.
The first appointments to Boris’s new Cabinet were Mr Javid and Priti Patel as Home Secretary, clearly signalling his intent to take on the EU and secure Brexit.
Mr Johnson has said he wants to leave the EU with a new deal, but that the UK must prepare for a No Deal scenario.
EU officials have since firmly rejected reopening negotiations and added he would be offered the same deal they gave Mrs May.