George Osborne welcomes new resident to Downing St

Christmas has come early for the children of George Osborne, with the Chancellor posting a picture of a new puppy.

Mr Osborne said his children, Luke, 12, and Liberty, 10, had named the Bichon Frise 'Lola'.

George Osborne welcomes the 'new resident of Downing Street'. Credit: George Osborne/Twitter

Mr Osborne revealed that he was already struggling with some 'business' issues, tweeting: "Some early issues with toilet training ... but we don't care. We love her."

It remains to be seen how Lola will get on with the family's cat Freya, who already lives in the flat above Number 10.