Blair, Tony at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:
British politician, prime minister from 1997. Born in Edinburgh, Blair was a lawyer before winning election to the House of Commons in 1983. Entering Labour's shadow cabinet in 1988 at 35, Blair urged the party to move to the political center and deemphasize its traditional advocacy of state control and public ownership of certain sectors of the economy. He assumed leadership of his party in 1994 and revamped its platform. When Labour achieved a landslide victory in the 1997 elections, he became prime minister, Britain's youngest since 1806.