Anthony Charles Lynton Blair is a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007 and Leader of the Labour Party from 1994 to 2007. After his resignation, he was appointed Special Envoy of the Quartet on the Middle East, an office which he held until 2015. He currently serves as the Executive Chairman of the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change. Blair was born in Edinburgh; his father, Leo, was a barrister and academic. After attending the independent school Fettes College, he studied law at St John's College, Oxford and became a barrister. He became involved in Labour politics and was elected Member of Parliament for Sedgefield in 1983. He supported moving the party to the centre of British politics in an attempt to help it win power. He was appointed to the party's frontbench in 1988 and became Shadow Home Secretary in 1992.
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About Tony Blair
British Labour Party politician who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007 and was a staunch U.S. ally during the War on Terror. Forty-three years old when he was elected, he was the youngest Prime Minister of the UK since 1812. He was also the Labour Party's longest-serving Prime Minister.
He lived in Australia for a few years while his father was a professor there.
He resigned from office in 2007 after his popularity dropped significantly because of public disapproval of the Iraq War, which many feel he misled Parliament about.
His father, Leo Blair, was a law lecturer at the University of Durham. He married Cherie Blair in 1980 and he has three sons named Euan, Nicky, and Leo and a daughter named Kathryn.
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