Cherie Blair

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Cherie Blair

Born

9/23/1954, Bury, England.

Birth Name

Cherie Booth

Gender

Female

Also Known As

Cherie Booth
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  • Trivia

    • Cherie Blair has not had a very relaxing Christmas break after her holiday in America became the subject of bitter criticism after it was discovered that the Blairs are staying in the home of a BeeGee's band member, possibly for free. Previous financial arrangements for the Blairs' holidays have been dubious at best and the 2006 winter holiday is no different.

    • As a lawyer, Cherie specialises in the following areas: public law; human rights; media and information law; employment law and European Community law.

    • Cherie has gained respect from former American President, Bill Clinton, who has urged Cherie to enter Parliament, offering to campaign on her behalf.

    • Cherie is distantly related to the actor, John Wilkes Booth, killer of the American President, Abraham Lincoln.

    • It is often said that the only reason Cherie's husband, Tony Blair, joined the Labour party was because of Cherie's own left-wing politics.

    • It is a well-known fact that Cherie, and husband, Tony Blair, struck a private arrangement in which one spouse would enter Parliament to gain fame and influence whilst the other would gain the family riches through continuing law.

    • Cherie's finances caused public disaproval at the 2005 General Election - it was revealed that a vast sum of £7,700, was spent on a private hair stylist, £275 a day. Despite the unreasonable amount of money, various critics pointed out that Cherie's hair did not even look that good anyway.

    • Cherie was heavily criticised after it emerged that for her speech at a charity fund-raiser, Cherie was paid over £100,000 whilst only £6,690 of a total £81,270 raised went towards cancer research.

    • A scandal arose in 2002, when it turned out that Cherie had bought a flat for her son, with help from a convicted fraudster, Peter Foster. Cherie lied about Foster's involvement, but this was proved and she was forced to apologise publicly and tearfully.

    • Cherie is a governor at her old university, the London School of Economics, and at the Open University.

    • Cherie fought for, but failed, to gain a seat at Westminster in the 1983 UK General Election.

    • Cherie and Tony Blair have four children, Euan, Nicky, Kathryn and Leo.

    • Cherie graduated from the London School of Economics with a first-class Law degree.

    • Cherie has never shied away from controversial cases, or, indeed, from opposing her husband's own laws. For instance, she recently represented a Muslim girl who wanted the right to wear full Islamic dress at her secondary school.

    • Cherie is a succesful lawyer, practising law under her maiden name, Cherie Booth QC.

    • Cherie Blair is married to England's Prime Minister, Tony Blair.

  • Quotes

    • (Comments on suicide bombing in Palestine, that she was later forced to apologise for)
      Cherie: As long as young people feel they have got no hope but to blow themselves up you are never going to make progress.

    • (Her infamous public apology after being discovered to have had dealings with Peter Foster)
      Cherie: I am not Superwoman. The reality of my daily life is that I'm juggling a lot of balls in the air...and sometimes some of the balls get dropped. There just aren't enough hours in the day.

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