A police officer pets Larry the cat outside Downing Street after the resignation of Boris Johnson, in London, Britain, July 8, 2022. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will soon have to vacate 10 Downing Street – but according to the unanimous opinion of the British, he should stay: Cat Larry, who has been the official mouse catcher for more than ten years.

However, if prospective candidate Penny Mordaunt becomes prime minister, Larry may soon have to defend his homeland against four Burmese cats, the candidate revealed in an online question-and-answer session on Friday.

The four cats are her “greatest weakness,” Mordaunt said at the Tory Party question and answer session. Getting the animals “to 10 Downing Street could be quite a challenge for Larry.”

Larry has called Downing Street home since 2011 and has seen three heads of government – David Cameron, Theresa May and Boris Johnson. The “chief mouse catcher” even has his own Twitter account with more than 635,000 followers.