Blair: This is My Last Election
Tony Blair has said that this will be his last election and that he will retire after a third term, if Labour retains control of Parliament as expected.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair confirmed that he would step down as leader of the Labour Party after a possible third term in office, as he launched his party’s election manifesto on Wednesday. “I have said that this is my last election. At the election following there will be a different leader,” Blair said.
However Blair, flanked by six other ministers, including his most likely successor, Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown, insisted that he would serve a full third term in government if his party won a record third successive victory in the May 5 polls.