Tony Blair: my father "was a remarkable man"

Tony Blair cancelled his engagements in Newcastle today, November 15, to be at his father's side.
Tony Blair cancelled his engagements in Newcastle today, November 15, to be at his father's side. Credit: Press Association Images

Tony Blair's father Leo has died today, at the age of 89 - he was taken seriously ill yesterday, November 15.

Tony Blair, the former MP for Sedgefield, cancelled his engagements in Newcastle today, to be at his side.

The former Prime Minister has praised his father's extraordinary spirit and says he was privileged to have him as a Dad.

Tony Blair, the former MP for Sedgefield, named his youngest son Leo after his father.
Tony Blair, the former MP for Sedgefield, named his youngest son Leo after his father. Credit: Press Association Images

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Tony Blair's father dies

The father of former Prime Minister, Tony Blair, has died. Leo Blair died today, November 16, aged 89.