Blair, Tony Charles Lynton

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Born: May 06, 1953 AD
Currently alive, at 61 years of age.

Nationality: Scottish
Categories: Prime Ministers


1953 - Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, Blair lived most of his childhood years in Durham.

 

When he was 14 he went back to Edinburgh to finish studying at Fettes College.

 

1976 - He met Cherie Booth at the law school and eventually married her.

 

1983 - At age 30, the product of Oxford law school got the Sedgefield seat during the 1983 General Election.

 

1984 - He got promoted to the front bench of the shadow Treasury. Blair was a trade and industry spokesman at that time.

 

1988 - He became a member of the Shadow Cabinet and he was appointed as the Shadow Secretary of State for Energy.

 

1989 - He went to move to the employment brief.

 

1992 - Blair got promoted by John Smith to Shadow Home Secretary. He pledged that the party would focus on tough stance on crime and its causes.

 

1994 - He took over the leadership of the Labour Party after John Smith died. - He then campaigned for a modernized Labour Party which he termed as New Labour.

 

1997 - With the success of the Labour Party in the General Election, Blair, 43, became the Prime Minister, the youngest since the 1812 Prime Minister Lord Liverpool.

 

1998 - He was the first UK Prime Minister who addressed the parliament of the Republic of Ireland on November 26.

 

2001 - He got re-elected.

 

2003 - Blair was the first Prime Minister under the Labour Party who had the longest term on August 1 since Harold Wilson's term (1964-1970).

- On October 19, his irregular heartbeat condition hit the news.

 

2005 - His 3rd term as Prime Minister

 

Presently, UK Prime Minister Tony Blair has three sons and one daughter.

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