The votes are in for 2017 Purr Minister
07 NOVEMBER 2017
We can today reveal the Westminster cat that has picked up this year’s coveted Purr Minister 2017 title - Midnight, owned by Victoria Prentis, Conservative MP for Banbury, is the winning moggie.
The triumphant feline is without doubt the cat that got the cream. Following weeks of frenzied campaigning from all six candidates, Midnight clawed his way to the top with a landslide victory of 49% of the public vote.
Whilst campaigning for the title with his popular pawlicies, Midnight promised moggies across the country networking parties for cats in Downing Street, compulsory cat-related Prime Minister’s Questions every Wednesday, and a new Feline Select Committee and APPG.
Victoria Prentis, proud owner of Midnight and Conservative MP for Banbury, said: “I am thrilled that Midnight’s dedication to the campaign has paid off. I know that he will be getting to work on implementing his manifursto commitments straightaway. Finding good homes for all the rescue cats currently living in temporary accommodation is a top priority. No doubt Midnight’s first Purr Minister’s Question Time will be a lively affair.”
The shortlisted contenders who missed out on the esteemed title include Casper and Cinnamon, submitted by Claire Perry, Conservative MP for Devizes; Scamp, submitted by Dr David Drew, Labour MP for Stroud; Parsnip, submitted by Mark Spencer, Conservative MP for Sherwood; Rigel, submitted Rt Hon Dame Caroline Spelman, Conservative MP for Meriden; and Alfie, submitted by Rt Hon Ann Clwyd, Labour MP for Cynon Valley.
Lindsey Quinlan, Head of Catteries at Battersea, said: “A huge congratulations is in order to the newly elected Purr Minister, Midnight. This whiskered winner did a meow-vellous job campaigning for greater cat pawlicies and we look forward to seeing him represent moggies across the country. We think he will do a furbulous job in his newly elected post.”