As Carrie Symonds enters the public eye, a look back on Britain’s ‘First Ladies’

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Ahead of Boris Johnson's first speech as prime minster yesterday, speculation on whether or not girlfriend Carrie Symonds would join him at the podium was rife.

In a history-making move, the 31-year-old PR Executive stood amongst the crowd to support his arrival at Number 10 - a photo call traditionally taken on by the PM’s wife.

But just how much of a role is the British ‘First Lady’ counterpart expected to take on?

Amid the great cabinet re-shuffle, we take a look back at some of the UK Prime Ministers’ most famous other halves from Lady Clementine Churchill’s contribution during World War II to Samantha Cameron’s venture into fashion.

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