Big bird for Number 10

The PM’s wife Sarah Brown showed her support for the British turkey industry when she accepted a 5kg Christmas bird at No 10.

Presented by Alexandra Thompson from the British Poultry Council and William Buchanan of Gressingham Foods, on behalf of the British Turkey Federation, the ceremony dates back to when Sir Winston Churchill was Prime Minister.


Said Brown: “Gordon and I always look forward to a traditional family Christmas with toys, TV and turkey with all the trimmings. But the real Christmas tradition is giving, and I am pleased that this year the turkeys presented to us by the British Turkey Federation will take pride of place at a party for elderly people who have been victims of the floods in Cumbria. Gordon and I send them, and all the people of Cumbria, our warm best wishes for Christmas.”