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.