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Cherie Blair

British barrister and wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair

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 in Bury, Lancashire, and grew up in Waterloo, Lancashire. She is a daughter of actor Antony Booth.

Cherie Blair

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Spouse of the Prime Minister
of the United Kingdom
In role
2 May 1997 – 27 June 2007
Preceded byNorma Major
Succeeded bySarah Brown
Personal details
Cherie Booth (christened Theresa Cara Booth)[1]

(1954-09-23) 23 September 1954 (age 65)
Bury, Lancashire, England
Political partyLabour
Tony Blair (m. 1980)
ParentsAntony Booth (father)
RelativesLauren Booth (paternal half-sister)
Alma mater
WebsiteOfficial website

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.[2]


  1. Blair, Cherie (2008). Speaking for Myself: My Life from Liverpool to Downing Street. Little, Brown.
  2. Cherie Blair says Catholics shouldn't apologise

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