Cherie Booth QC is a barrister, specialising in Public, Employment and European Community Law. She was born in Bury and grew up in Liverpool. After studying Law at the London School of Economics, she came top of her year in her Bar examinations and was called to the Bar in 1976. She became a Queen’s Counsel in 1995. She married Tony Blair in 1980 and contested the parliamentary seat of Thanet North in 1983 for the Labour Party. Cherie is a trustee of Refuge, a vice-president of the Kids Club Network and a patron of Breast Cancer and Sargent Cancer Care for Children. She is a Chancellor of the Liverpool John Moores University and is an Honorary Fellow of JMU, LSE and the Open University. She is an FRSA and a Fellow of Advanced Legal Studies.