Anthony Charles Lynton Blair

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Date of Birth: 06/05/1953

Age: 63

Place of birth: Edinburgh

Citizenship: United Kingdom

Tony Blair: active and ambitious

Anthony Charles Lynton Blair was born May 6, 1953 in Edinburgh, Scotland in a family lawyer, I graduated from two colleges - in Edinburgh and Oxford (Oxford College of St. John.). As a child, he lived for three years in Australia.

Educated at a public high school Fettes College in Edinburgh and then at the College St John`s Oxford University. A specialist in the field of law. During his studies, he joined the Labour Party. After graduating from college, Tony went to Paris, where for the sake of "the knowledge of life" for a year worked as a bartender.

In 1975, after graduation, he taught law at Oxford and then went to work in a law office Derry Irvine, a close friend of one of the leaders of the Labour Party, John Smith, under the influence of which Tony Blair began his political activity.

In 1983, he won the newly created seat in Parliament, introducing Sidzhfildsky District - mining region in the north. Actively involved in the party struggle, the future prime minister was engaged in journalism, and in 1987-1988 led his own column in the "Times." Career quickly went up the mountain, and in 1992, Blair was elected to the executive committee of the party.

Active and ambitious politician, Blair found himself in the endless battles and intrigues sophisticated political beau monde of Albion. He quickly walked up the steps of the party hierarchy. July 21, 1994 by Tony Blair after 11 years of parliamentary activity becomes the youngest leader of the Labour Party in its history. Then he was only 41 year.

The Labour Party at that time were in opposition for 18 years. Blair - of a new wave of new policies and views on what needs to enter the UK in the new millennium. He became the Labour Party for the ideal political leader, to a large extent have decided the outcome of the parliamentary elections in 1997 in favor of his party.

Blair was elected with an overwhelming advantage, the British Social-Democrats did not know of such a victory for a century.

On May 2, 1997 - British Prime Minister.

Married since 1980, wife - born Cherie Booth, a lawyer by training, daughter of the famous British actor Tony Booth. They met in the late 1970s. In Paris. They have three sons (Euan, Nicky and Leo) and daughter Catherine. Last Child - Leo - was born May 20, 2000.