Number 10 refused to tell us how much David Cameron's suit at PMQs cost

Louis Dor
Thursday 25 February 2016 12:00
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At Prime Minister's Questions on Wednesday, David Cameron was asked by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn whether he would be "writing another letter to himself, asking on behalf of his constituents for the health secretary to intervene and support his local NHS?"

MPs heckled, with one Labour MP shouting "ask your mother" - in reference to Mr Cameron's mother signing a petition against government cuts in her local area.

The Prime Minister replied:

Ask my mother? I think I know what my mother would say.

I think she would look across the despatch box [at Jeremy Corbyn] and she would say: 'Put on a proper suit, do up your tie and sing the national anthem.'

In light of that retort, indy100 took a further look into Mr Cameron's own suits - to better understand the standard our Prime Minister expects of publicly-elected officials.

Back in February last year, Mr Cameron said he preferred wearing clothes that don't stand out:

I’m not really interested in clothes; mainly I like wearing clothes that don’t make me stand out - I tend to go for Marks & Spencer and Gap - and I do get put in the changing room at Gap and clothes are passed to me under the changing room door – a bit like feeding time at the zoo.

However, some further research uncovered an article from the Telegraph which said that a bespoke tailor, Geoffrey Golding, was pictured walking into Downing Street, while an interview with Savile Row tailors Richard James two years ago details that the company has also made suits for the Prime Minister.

A spokesperson for Richard James told us:

We can’t be sure if the suit worn by Mr Cameron yesterday was a Richard James suit. We can confirm a previous ready-to-wear suit was bought for £845, but it’s probably unlikely that this is the one worn yesterday.

GD Golding has also been contacted for comment by indy100.

To try to clear all this up, we asked Number 10 just how much the Prime Minister's suit at PMQs cost.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, a spokesperson told us:

We are not going to discuss his sartorial choices.

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