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The Independent UK
The Independent UK
Dominic McGrath

Sunak to spend Christmas in Yorkshire

PA Wire

Rishi Sunak will spend his first Christmas as Prime Minister in Yorkshire, Downing Street said.

The Prime Minister, who represents Richmond in North Yorkshire, will enjoy Christmas and Boxing Day in the surrounds of his local constituency.

His official spokesman told reporters: “The PM will be in his constituency in Yorkshire for Christmas and Boxing Day. And he’ll be based between Yorkshire and No 10 during the Christmas and New Year period.”

Mr Sunak is not expected to be planning any holidays away during the festive season, with No 10 telling reporters that he would not be leaving the UK.

“As you’d expect he won’t be working a normal day on Christmas or Boxing Day but he will be updated on the urgent issues but I think he’s planning to work the majority outside those times,” the spokesman said.

There had been some speculation that Mr Sunak could use the Christmas break to pay a visit to California, where he used to live and where he reportedly had hoped to spend the festive season last year.

As Chancellor last December, Mr Sunak visited the US state on a work trip before returning early amid concerns about the spread of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 and the impact on businesses.

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