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Cherie Blair

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(2011)
Spouse of the Prime Minister
of the United Kingdom
In role
2 May 1997 – 27 June 2007
Preceded by Norma Major
Succeeded by Sarah Brown
Personal details
Born
Cherie Booth (christened Theresa Cara Booth)

23 September 1954 (1954-09-23) (age 66)
Bury, Lancashire, England
Nationality British
Political party Labour
Spouse(s)
Tony Blair (m. 1980)
Children 4
Parents Antony Booth (father)
Relatives Lauren Booth (paternal half-sister)
Alma mater
Profession Barrister

Cherie Blair CBE QC (born 23 September 1954) is a British barrister, sometimes known as Cherie Booth. 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.

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

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.

Blair specialises in Human Rights law. She is a Catholic.



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