Comment at end
11th May 2010
So there we have it. Gordon Brown has resigned, and we await the new government and prime minister.
So here’s something I prepared earlier –
At long last we are about to get a new prime minister and government, for better or worse.
So, which Blair record has Mr Cameron broken?
David Cameron is younger than Tony Blair was when the latter came to power in May 1997.
Mr Blair was four days short of 44 when he walked triumphantly into Downing Street. Prime Minister David Cameron is five months short of 44 as he enters Number 10, relieved if not quite triumphant.
And a few months from now there will be another record-breaker for David Cameron; a new baby for David and Samantha Brown. (Gordon Brown’s children all arrived prior to his taking the hot seat.) So, Mr Cameron will be younger than Mr Blair when his wife gives birth to their fourth child. Of such interesting snippets Wikipedia records are compiled.
Now let’s see what other Blair records Mr Cameron can break, considering that the first one, an electoral landslide, has somehow evaded him.
Anthony Charles Lynton “Tony” Blair (born 6 May 1953) is a British Labour politician who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2 May 1997 to 27 June 2007. He was the Member of Parliament for Sedgefield from 1983 to 2007 and Leader of the Labour Party from 1994 to 2007; he resigned from all these positions in June 2007.
Blair became the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on 2 May 1997, serving concurrently as First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service and Leader of the Labour Party. The 43-year old Blair became the youngest person to become Prime Minister since Lord Liverpool in 1812, at the age of 42. With victories in 1997, 2001, and 2005, Blair was the Labour Party’s longest-serving prime minister, the only person to lead the party to three consecutive general election victories.