About Tony Blair and Cherie Blair
Sir Anthony Charles Lynton Blair KG (born 6 May 1953) is a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007 and Leader of the Labour Party from 1994 to 2007.Anthony Charles Lynton Blair was born at Queen Mary Maternity Home in Edinburgh, Scotland,on 6 May 1953.He was the second son of Leo and Hazel (née Corscadden) Blair.Blair attended the Chorister School from 1961 to 1966.In 1972, at the age of 19, Blair matriculated at St John’s College, Oxford, reading Jurisprudence for three years.As a student, he played guitar and sang in a rock band called Ugly Rumours,and performed some stand–up comedy, including parodying James T. Kirk as a character named Captain Kink.He graduated from Oxford at the age of 22 in 1975 with a second-class Honours B.A. in jurisprudence.
Cherie, Lady Blair CBE QC (née Booth; born 23 September 1954), also known professionally as Cherie Booth, is an English barrister and writer.Booth was born in 23 September 1954 at Fairfield General Hospital, Bury, Lancashire, England,and brought up in Ferndale Road, Waterloo, Merseyside, just north of Liverpool.Cherie Booth attended Seafield Convent Grammar, which is now part of Sacred Heart Catholic College, where she achieved four As in her A Levels.She read law at the London School of Economics and graduated with First-Class Honours. Later she was enrolled at the College of Law and passed her Bar Vocational Course. She came at the top of her year in the bar exams, while teaching law at the Polytechnic of Central London (University of Westminster).She was the Labour candidate for the Conservative safe seat of North Thanet in Kent in the 1983 general election, losing to Roger Gale.
Tony Blair and Cherie Blair love story
Cherie Blair disclosed that she found love with her future husband on the top deck of a Number 74 bus. In her autobiography, Cherie Blair said that she was already seeing two boyfriends when she met Tony Blair and that their love blossomed during a journey home on a Routemaster.
She described attending a Christmas dinner in 1975 hosted by the future Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine of Lairg, who was then head of the future couple’s chambers.
“Tired though I was, I decided to sit it out until Derry went home on his own. Eventually he did. Then Tony and I took the bus . . . It was a double-decker and we went upstairs. It was completely empty and by the time we got off we knew each other better than when we’d got on. And even better the next morning,” Times Online quoted Cherie, as stating in her book. “So that left with me with three men in my life. Tony knew about John [Higham] but not about David [Attwood]. John knew about David but not about Tony, and poor David fondly imagined I was living a quiet life of hard work in dreary London,” she added.
Tony Blair and Cherie Blair marriage
Blair married Cherie Booth, a Roman Catholic, who would later become a Queen’s Counsel, on 29 March 1980.
Tony Blair and Cherie Blair childrens
They have four children: Euan, Nicholas, Kathryn, and Leo.