Tony Blair Bio

1. Name: Tony Blair
2. Title: Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
3. Biography:

Tony Blair is the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He was a Member of Parliament (MP) for Sedgefield from 1983 to 2007 and Leader of the Labour Party from 1994 to 2007–resigning in June 2007. 

Blair was elected Leader of the Labour Party in 1994, when the party adopted the term “New Labour.” At 43, Blair became the youngest Prime Minister since Lord Liverpool in 1812 and is also the longest-serving Prime Minister in the Labour Party; the only one to have led the Labour Party to three-consecutive general election victories; and the only Labour Prime Minister to serve consecutive terms.
 
Blair became a prominent figure in foreign and security policy and a controversial figure in his country. After the Sep. 11, 2001, attack on the U.S., Blair strongly supported U.S. foreign policy by participating in the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan and the 2003 invasion of Iraq. In the span of six years, Blair ordered British troops into battle five times—more than any other prime minister in British history.

On the day he resigned as Prime Minister, he was appointed the official Envoy of the Quartet on the Middle East on behalf of the United Nations, the European Union, the United States, and Russia.

“In May 2008, Blair launched his Tony Blair Faith Foundation. This was followed in July 2009 by the launching of the Faith and Globalisation Initiative with Yale University in the U.S., Durham University in the U.K., and National University of Singapore in Asia, to deliver a postgraduate program in partnership with the Foundation.”

Blair is married to wife Cherie Booth, a Roman Catholic and future Queen’s Counsel, and they have four children; Euan, Nicholas, Kathryn, and Leo.
 

4. Involvement/ Affiliations:
  • Appointed as a Middle East Envoy on behalf of the United Nations, European Union, United States and Russia (the Quartet), 2007
  • Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, 1997-2007
  • Leader of the Labour Party, U.K., 1994-2007
  • Member of Parliament for the constituency of Sedgefield, 1983-2007
  • First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, 1997
  • Elected to Shadow Home Secretary, 1992
  • Shadow Secretary of State for Energy, Shadow Cabinet, 1988
  • Promoted to the Shadow Treasury Front Bench, 1984
5. Education:
  • Jurisprudence, St. John’s College, Oxford, 1975
6. Published Works:
  • The Courage of Our Convictions Fabian Society, 2002
  • Superpower: Not Superstate? (Federal Trust European Essays) Federal Trust for Education & Research, 2000
  • The Third Way: New Politics for the New Century Fabian Society, 1998
  • Leading the Way: New Vision for Local Government Institute for Public Policy Research, 1998
  • New Britain: My Vision of a Young Country Basic Books, 1997
  • Let Us Face the Future Fabian Society, 1995
  • What Price Safe Society? Fabian Society, 1994
  • Socialism Fabian Society, 1994
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