Blair shared many traits with his 'determined' father

Tony Blair with his father in 2001 Credit: Toby Melville/PA Wire

The former prime minister Tony Blair wrote in his autobiography that he shared many of the same traits as his father who was "motivated, determined with a hard-focused ambition".

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Tony Blair's father dies

Tony Blair's father Leo has died. The former Prime Minister described him as "a remarkable man" and said "I was privileged to have him as a Dad."