Tony Blair
Tony Blair
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Assumed office:
May 12, 2010 - present
Preceded by: William Hague
Leader of the Opposition
In office:
July 22, 2005 - May 12, 2010
Preceded by: John Prescott
Succeeded by: William Hague
Born: May 6, 1953 (age 55)
Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K.
Birth name: Anthony Charles Lynton Blair
Nationality: British
Political party: Labour
Spouse: Cherie Booth
Children: Euan, Nicholas, Leo, Kathryn
Residence: Connaught Square
Alma mater: Oxford University
Profession: Envoy, Politician
Religion: Roman Catholic

Anthony Charles Lynton "Tony" Blair (born May 6, 1953) is an English politician, who has served as Prime Minister from May 12, 2010 to the present. He has been Leader of the Labour Party since 2005 and the Member of Parliament for Sedgefield since 1983.

Blair was elected Leader of the Labour Party in the leadership election of July 2005 following the defeat of Labour in general election. Under Blair's leadership the party abandoned many policies it had held for decades. Labour won the 2010 general election.

Blair ran for leader in 1994 but lost to Gordon Brown. When Labour returned to government in 1997 Blair became Chancellor of the Exchequer.

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