By Emma D.
Anthony Charles Lynton Blair was born on May 6, 1953 in Edinburgh Scotland. He was educated at Durham Choristers School, Fettes College, Edinburgh, and St. John's College, where he studied law. He then had a specialty in employment and industrial law.
Tony Blair was elected MP for his present consistency in 1983. Soon after, in 1985, he was moved up to the opposition front bench as a spokesman on treasury affairs. 1987 was when Tony was made deputy spokesman on trade and industry, with special responsibility of consumer affairs and the city.
Mr. Blair was elected to the Shadow Cabinet in October of 1988 and became Shadow Secretary of State for Energy, leading the Labor Party's opposition to electricity privatization. He was made shadow secretary of state for employment in 1989. He did that until 1992, when he was appointed Shadow Secretary of State for Home affairs.
Later in 1992, Blair was elected to the National Executive Committee of the Labor Party. While developing the Party's positive approach towards the European Union , Tony Blair was establishing a close relationship with the Clinton Administration in the U.S.A.
In July 1994, he was elected the leader of the Labor Party, and was made privy counselor in the same month.
Mr. Blair is married to Cherie and has to sons, Euan and Nicky, and a girl, Kathryn.
In 1997, Tony became Prime Minister of England and has been supporting the United States ever since.
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