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Fact check: Photo of Rishi Sunak鈥檚 mother鈥檚 pharmacy is from the 2000s

A of the that formerly belonged to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak鈥檚 family is being used to claim that he did have Sky TV growing up.

The photo appears to show a satellite dish mounted to the wall outside the pharmacy.

Evaluation

The photo being shared was taken after May 2008, long after Mr Sunak had become an adult.

The facts

In a clip of an ITV interview which was released on June 12, Mr Sunak he had gone 鈥渨ithout lots of things鈥 as a child. When pressed for an example he said: 鈥淪ky TV, that was something that we never had growing up.鈥

The photo circulating on social media shows what appears to be a satellite dish outside , called Sunak Pharmacy.

According to the website Geograph the photograph that has been used to claim that the Sunak Pharmacy had a satellite dish was taken and uploaded to the site in late 2013.

Images on Google Street View confirm that the photograph must have been taken after October 2008. The sign for the dental practice next door to Sunak Pharmacy changed at some point between and .

It is the signage which can be seen in the May 2011 Street View which is visible in the photograph being shared on social media.

By 2008 Mr Sunak, who was , would have been 27 or 28 years old.

It is not possible to tell from these photographs when the satellite dish was installed. However the photograph used does not prove that it was there in Mr Sunak鈥檚 childhood.

An undated photograph of the Sunak Pharmacy Mr Sunak on Instagram does not show the satellite dish. However because that is undated it is impossible to know how old Mr Sunak was at the time.

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