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Tony Blair

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born 6 May 1953) is a former British Labour Party politician who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2 May 1997 to 27 June 2007. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Sedgefield from 1983 to 2007 and Leader of the Labour Party from 1994 to 2007. He resigned from all of these positions in June 2007. Tony Blair was elected Leader of the Labour Party in the leadership election of July 1994, following the sudden death of his predecessor, John Smith. Under his leadership, the party adopted the term "New Labour" and moved away from its traditional left wing position towards the centre ground. Blair subsequently led Labour to a landslide victory in the 1997 general election. At 43 years old, he became the youngest Prime Minister since Lord Liverpool in 1812. In the first years of the New Labour government, Blair's government implemented a number of 1997 manifesto pledges, introducing the minimum wage, Human Rights Act and Freedom of Information Act, and carrying out devolution, establishing the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales, and the Northern Ireland Assembly. Blair's role as Prime Minister was particularly visible in foreign and security policy, including in Northern Ireland, where he was involved in the 1998 Good Friday Agreement. From the start of the War on Terror in 2001, Blair strongly supported the foreign policy of US President George W. Bush, notably by participating in the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan and 2003 invasion of Iraq. Blair is the Labour Party's longest-serving Prime Minister, the only person to have led the Labour Party to three consecutive general election victories, and the only Labour Prime Minister to serve consecutive terms more than one of which was at least four years long. He was succeeded as Leader of the Labour Party on 24 June 2007 and as Prime Minister on 27 June 2007 by Gordon Brown. On the day he resigned as Prime Minister, he was appointed the official Envoy of the Quartet on the Middle East. In May 2008, Blair launched his Tony Blair Faith Foundation. This was followed in July 2009 by the launching of the Faith and Globalisation Initiative with Yale University in the USA, Durham University in the UK and the National University of Singapore in Asia to deliver a postgraduate programme in partnership with the Foundation. Description above from the Wikipedia article Tony Blair, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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May 6, 1953 In Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series ITV News at 6:30
Latest Project:
Movie British Sitcom: 60 Years of Laughing at Ourselves 2016-09-12
Known For
Poster of Being W
Poster of The World According To Bush
Poster of Boy Meets World
Poster of Das große Abenteuer des Kaspar Schmeck
Series ITV News at 6:30 Unknown 2019
Movie British Sitcom: 60 Years of Laughing at Ourselves Himself (archive footage) (uncredited) 2016-09-12
Movie Princess Diana: The Mourning After Himself (archive footage) 2013-08-01
Movie Countdown to Zero Himself 2010-01-25
Movie La traversée du désir 2009-03-16
Movie Being W Tony Blair 2008-05-17
Movie Ever Again Himself - British Prime Minister (archive footage) 2006-12-08
Series The Queen at 80 Unknown 2006-04-09
Series Soccer Aid Unknown 2006-05-22
Movie The World According To Bush Himself 2004-05-27
Movie Tony Blair: The Movie Himself 1997-04-24
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown 1996-07-22
Series Spider-Man Unknown 1994-11-19
Series Boy Meets World Himself (archive footage) 1993-09-24
Series GMTV Unknown 1993-01-01
Series The Simpsons Unknown 1989-12-17
Series Das große Abenteuer des Kaspar Schmeck Himself (archive footage) 1982-01-01
Series Wogan Unknown 1982-05-04
Movie Devil Bat's Daughter Unknown 1946-04-15