Carrie Symonds Biography
Carrie Symonds is a patron of Conservative Animal Welfare Foundation, she the former director of communications for the Conservative Party and former Government Adviser. She is the girlfriend of Boris Johnson who is the UK’s Prime Minister.
How Old is Carrie Symonds
Carrie is 31 years old as of 2019; she was born in March 1988.
Carrie Symonds Parents
Carrie is the daughter of Matthew Symonds and Josephine Mcaffee. Her father Matthew, is a co-founder of The Independent while her mother is one of the newspaper’s lawyers.
Carrie Symonds Education
Carrie attended the private Godolphin and Latymer School and later joined the University of Warwick graduating in 2009 with a BA (First Class Honours) in Theatre Studies and History of Art.
Carrie Symonds Career
Carrie began her career as an intern at Doner Cardwell Hawkins, for two months (September 2008 – October 2008). In July 2009 she joined Mulberry Marketing Communications as an account executive.
In October 2009 she joined Lansons Communications as a public affairs trainee executive, a position she held for one year until September 2010. She then became the campaign and marketing director for Zac Goldsmith MP, Richmond Park Conservative Association, for six months (September 2010 – February 2011).
In December 2011 she joined BackBoris2012 campaign as the political press officer. At the time she had joined the Conservative Party and was political press adviser (Jan 2011 – May 2015) and was also the head of broadcast (June 2013 – May 2015).
In May 2015 she joined the department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) as the special adviser to John Whittingdale. She later became the campaign adviser to Zac Goldsmith during the 2017 General Election.
Carrie Symonds Boyfriend – Boris Johnson Girlfriend
Carrie is in a relationship with Boris Johnson, the newly elected Prime Minister for U.K. Carrie met Boris in 2012 while she was seconded to work on his London mayor re-election campaign, later becoming director of communications at Conservative Campaign headquarters.
The rumours of them dating began in March 2018 when social media post revealed that Boris and his colleagues Michael Gove and Sajid Javid had attended Carrie’s 30th birthday.
In September 2018 Boris announced that he was divorcing his second wife, Marina. The Sun reported In January 2019 that Boris and Carrie had moved in together into a flat in London. They also hosted a pre-New Year party for close friends.
In June 2019 it was reported that cops were called to their home in Camberwell, South London by their neighbour after they heard shouting.
The neighbour who called the police said; “There was a smashing sound of what sounded like plates. There were a couple of very loud screams that I’m certain were Carrie and she was shouting to ‘get out’ a lot. She was saying ‘get out of my flat’ and he was saying no. And then there was silence after the screaming.”
The couple never commented about the incidence.
Carrie Symonds Ex-Boyfriend (Oliver Haste)
Carrie was previously in a relationship with Oliver Haste, the two began dating in 2007. They met while Carrie was studying at Warwick University and he was starting to become interested in Tory politics. The two ended their relationship in 2010.
In June 2019 Haste told Daily Mail; “I found when times were good with Carrie they were great – they were fantastic. When times were bad they were awful. It was a highly passionate relationship. And I don’t mean that in a salacious, physical sense. I mean in terms of emotional context – very emotionally charged. It’s the most up and down relationship I have had.
Any relationship with Carrie or friendship with Carrie is very intense and can often burn brightly. It’s never boring. She often brings a lot of intensity to relationships, be they romantic or friendships. That passion can work the other way when she is not happy with you.”
Haste also claimed to have introduced Carrie to minor figures in the Conservative Party, before her career in politics took off.
Where is Carrie Symonds
Carrie will not enter Downing Street with Boris Johnson. She is expected to avoid the limelight as Johnson makes a speech outside No. 10 and enters his new home on Wednesday. It is alleged that Carrie will move in over the weekend. This is against tradition as Prime Ministers traditionally pose and wave at cameras with their husband or wife in front of the famous door when they take up residence. This will not be the case for Boris as he is not yet divorced from his wife Marina Wheelers.
The Daily Telegraph reported that Carrie does not want to overshadow Boris’s speech with her presence.
“Symonds does not want to become a distraction on the most important day of his life. Prime ministers traditionally pose and wave for the cameras with their husband or wife in front of the famous door when they take up residence, but Mr Johnson is not yet divorced from his wife Marina and Ms Symonds’ presence would risk overshadowing the speech he will make.”
The couple will be the first unmarried couple to live together at Number 10. Boris however, refused to comment on the matter saying; “I decided ages ago that I just don’t talk about people I love.”