Sure, he broke off his holiday in Italy to take command in Downing Street almost within 48 hours of the first flare-up.
In the U.K., for example, there is a unit doing that work at 10 Downing Street.
Winning these "swing newspapers" back was considered a vital part of the Conservatives' route to Downing Street.
short street in London, named for British diplomat Sir George Downing (c.1624-1684). It contains the residence of the prime minister (at Number 10), hence its metonymic use for "the British government," attested from 1781.