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29th May 2024

Rishi Sunak wears £750 backpack on visit to one of poorest areas of the country

Ryan Price

The luxury accessory had his initials engraved on the side.

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has been photographed on a visit to one of the least affluent areas of the country wearing a designer backpack worth £750.

The Conservative Party leader was boarding a sleeper train to Penzance, on the coast of Cornwall, for the next leg of his campaign trail, ahead of the general election on 4th July.

In the clip shared to social media, Sunak can be seen approaching the doors of the carriage, before shaking hands with two members of rail staff and jumping on board.

The Mirror must have been struck by how fancy his bag looked, and took it upon themselves to identify it’s make and manufacturer.

The backpack was identified as a Tumi Arrive Bradley model, which is out of stock on the Selfridges website but was previously available for a whopping £750.

We found a similar model on the official Tumi website which is going for the higher price of £1100.


The description of the aesthetically pleasing accessory is as follows: “This sleek design is as functional as it is stylish, letting you protect and carry everything from your laptop and tablet to your glasses, phone, and keys.

“The Arrivé collection takes its cues from automotive design, with high-polish chrome details, elegant curves, and sleek magnetic zippers. Our ultra-modern pieces make world-class business partners and travel companions.”

It’s likely that the country’s leader paid a little extra for his backpack, considering it’s been personalised with his initials on the side.

Penzance is the first stop on this week’s leg of the campaign trail, with the Prime Minister set to visit Merthyr Tydfil in South Wales and the Tees Valley too in the coming days.

After arriving in Cornwall, Mr Sunak faced questions about why he’s taking levelling up funds away from the county to pay for his recently announced National Service plan.

The scheme could deprive some of the UK’s poorest areas of cash for community safety and high street regeneration.

Considering Rishi Sunak and his wife Akshata Murty are the richest inhabitants of Downing Street in history, it’s not entirely surprising that he is the proud owner of one of the most expensive backpacks on the market.

Perhaps someone should have advised the Prime Minister to swap the Tumi bag out for an Umbro one before he headed to the train station.

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