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Tony Blair

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Tony Blair
Born 6 May 1953 Edinburgh, Scotland
Spouse Cherie Booth
'Religion' Roman Catholic
Political party Labour Party
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
From May 1997
To June 2007
Succeeded John Major
Preceded Gordon Brown

Anthony Charles Lynton "Tony" Blair was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2nd May 1997 to the 27th June 2007. He was the Leader of the Opposition from 21st July 1994 until becoming Prime Minister.

In his years in opposition, The Labour Party moved away from its socialist roots and adopted a more centre-ground position than its previous left-wing alignment. Given this change and the landslide victory won over the incumbent Conservative Party (who had been in government since 1979), Blair was credited with making the party electable again. He went on to lead the party to electoral success again in 2001 and 2005, before stepping down as Prime Minister.

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