Lauren Booth, who converted to Islam last year, told the University of Essex’s annual Islamic Conference in Colchester that since becoming a Muslim she was a ‘better worker’ and a ‘better mother’ to her two daughters.
Ms Booth was asked how her sister Cherie Blair and the former Prime Minister had reacted to her conversion.
She replied: ‘My sister…recognises that it is a great faith that people follow. Tony Blair is Tony Blair.’
Ms Booth told of the peace she had found when visiting a mosque in Iran.
‘It’s equivalent to having two spliffs and a bottle of wine,’ she said.