Cherie Blair

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Cherie Blair

Cherie Blair QC (cropped).jpg
Blair in 2013
Spouse of the Prime Minister
of the United Kingdom
In role
2 May 1997 – 27 June 2007
Prime MinisterTony Blair
Preceded byNorma Major
Succeeded bySarah Brown
Personal details
Born
Cherie Booth (christened Theresa Cara Booth)[1]

(1954-09-23) 23 September 1954 (age 68)
Bury, Lancashire, England
NationalityBritish
Political partyLabour
Spouse(s)
Tony Blair (m. 1980)
Children4
ParentsAntony Booth (father)
RelativesLauren Booth (paternal half-sister)
Alma mater
ProfessionBarrister
WebsiteOfficial website

Cherie Blair CBE KC (née Booth; born 23 September 1954) is a British barrister. She is the wife of former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Tony Blair. She was born at Fairfield General Hospital in Bury, Lancashire, and grew up in Waterloo, Lancashire. She is a daughter of actor Antony Booth.[2][3]

She gained a first class degree from the London School of Economics.[4]

She qualified as a barrister in 1976, and took silk in 1995. In 1999 she became a Recorder in the County Court and Crown Court.[5]

Blair specialises in Human Rights law. She is a Catholic.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. Blair, Cherie (2008). Speaking for Myself: My Life from Liverpool to Downing Street. Little, Brown.
  2. "Cherie Blair". World Bank Live. 2014-04-08. Retrieved 2021-03-29.
  3. "Cherie Blair on women, sexism and power". BBC News. Retrieved 2021-03-29.
  4. West, Karl. "Law school's £200m sale". The Times. ISSN 0140-0460. Retrieved 2021-03-29.
  5. "Cherie Blair plans to be Gordon Brown's secret weapon at the election - Telegraph". Archived from the original on 2011-01-28. Retrieved 2021-03-29.
  6. "Cherie Blair says Catholics shouldn't apologise". Archived from the original on 2012-09-28. Retrieved 2018-04-01.

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