Red sofa and piano removed from Downing Street after Rishi Sunak's election defeat

A piano and a sofa are among the items removed from Downing Street in the aftermath of Labour’s General Election landslide victory. Former prime minister Rishi Sunak and former chancellor Jeremy Hunt have now moved out of their residences in No 10 and No 11 after Labour clinched a majority in the Commons.

Sir Keir Starmer and Chancellor Rachel Reeves have now moved in to Downing Street, although the moving process will take a few days.

On Saturday (July 6) the Prime Minister said: “We’re not unpacked quite yet, but we will be soon and we’ll be moving in soon but there’s a bit of work to do before then.”

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On Sunday (July 7), a bright yellow lorry from the Bishop’s Move firm was parked around the back of Downing Street, with a steady flow of items being carried out of the famous street.

A mattress, a bright red sofa and an upright piano were carefully stowed in the back of the lorry by a team of workers.

Mr Sunak lived in the flat above No 10 while Mr Hunt had the larger flat above No 11. Prime ministers in recent years had favoured the No 11 residence, but Mr Sunak had lived above No 10 as chancellor and moved back in with his family when he became the Tory leader.

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