Politician

Tony Blair

Tony Blair

Born:

Tony Blair is a British Politician who is the former Prime Minister of United Kingdom and the leader of the Labor Party, Born on 6 May 1953, In Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.

Family Background:

He is the second son of Leo and his wife Hazel. His father lectured in law at the University of Adelaide. He has an older brother  Sir William Blair, a High Court Judge and younger sister Sarah.

Personal Life:

On 29 March 1980, He married Cherie Booth, Roman Catholic. The couple has four children, Euan, Nicholas, Kathryn, and Leo.

Education:

From 1961 to 1966, He studied at Chorister School. At the Age of thirteen, he had been sent to the boarding at Fettes College. After completing education at Fettes, He went London. At the age of Nineteen, He entered in the University at St John’s College, Oxford.

Career:

In 1975, after graduating from the Oxford, He joined the Labor Party. In early 1980, He had been involved in Labor Politics. In 1982, He had been chosen to represent the party in the parliament for Beaconsfield District. In 1983, He won the election and got the seat in the Parliament representing Sedgefield District. He had been the member of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. In 1984, He had been appointed as the assistant Treasury spokesman. In 1987, He had been promoted to the position of spokesman of the Trade and Industry. In 1988, He had been made the Shadow Secretary of Energy by the Shadow ministry. In 1994, Blair had been elected as the Leader of the Opposition and had also been appointed to the Privy Council. on May 2, 1997, He had been sworn in as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Beginning as a new PM, He had raised the Taxes, announced minimum wages, Introduced new rights of the homosexuals and had signed several treatises. In his first six years in office, Blair had offered British troops into combat five times more than any other Prime Minister in the British history. In Health and education sector, He had introduced many improvements, remove many categories of welfare payments. On June 7, 2001, He had achieved a landslide victory in the general elections and had been re-elected as the Prime Minister. He had also been re-elected to a third term on May 5, 2005. Blair had been forced to resign and on 27 June 2007, He had resigned from his post and hand over the leadership of Labor party to Gordon Brown.

Unknown Facts:

  • Tony had a close relationship with Bill and Hillary Clinton.
  • At the age 43, Tony became the youngest Prime Minister of Great Britain since 1812.

Master Stroke:

  • He is the first British Prime Minister to have been formally questioned by police while still in office.

Awards and Achievements:

  • In 2009, He awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom.
  • In 2009, He awarded the Dan David Prize.
  • In 2010, he awarded the Liberty Medal.
  • In 2010, He awarded the Order of Freedom.

What can we learn from him??

Like Tony Blair, Do your work faithfully, Give Respect all people.

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