Cherie Blair, the wife of Tony Blair , the former Prime Minister of United
Kingdom , was born in
then Lancashire ,
now Greater Manchester and was raised in Liverpool.
She studied law at the London School of Economics and graduated
with a First Class degree. She later came at
the top of her year in the bar exams, while teaching law at the University of Westminster. In 1976, while
she was studying to become a barrister, she met Tony Blair.
Chair Blair published her memoirs in late May 2008, entitled: Speaking for Myself:
The Autobiography of Cherie Blair, and the book was listed as a Sunday
Times bestseller. Blair stated that she felt most of the controversy about
her in the British media was due to her pioneering role as the first wife of a
British Prime Minister who had her own career, with the media simply not
knowing how to treat her fairly and objectively
In an interview with VOA Bangla Service Cherrie Blair says that in his book
: Speaking for Myself she has tried to say that even if one is born in a
humble family , whether a man or a woman , can reach the pick in a civilized
and democratic society. Talking about the Bangladeshis , Ms Blair says that she
has many friends amongst the Bangladeshis living in Britain. One of the main
reasons is this that most of them support the same political party to which my
husband, Tony Blair belongs.