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Aubrey Fairchild was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2008 to 2009, following the brief tenure of "Harold Saxon".


In September 2008, he made a false promise that a series of worldwide blackouts would not affect the UK. (TV: Revenge of the Slitheen)

The Prime Minister contacted Jack Harkness regarding the Water Hag flu epidemic that swept through Britain in 2008. (PROSE: Something in the Water)

Fairchild declared a state of emergency following the Mandragora Helix's attempt to take over Earth. He was telephoned by Professor Brian "Ahab" Melville the night before on a secure line. (PROSE: Beautiful Chaos)

During the Dalek invasion of Earth in June 2009, when escaping to an unknown location during the invasion, the Prime Minister's plane lost contact with Torchwood 3. (TV: The Stolen Earth)

Alternate timeline[]

In an alternate timeline, the Prime Minister approved the exposure of Torchwood, and was then destroyed by his own policy of disclosure and open government. His administration fell in weeks, and Torchwood acceded to power in days. (PROSE: The Twilight Streets)

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Behind the scenes[]

Fairchild was not named in his appearances in the Torchwood novel series. Being named in Beautiful Chaos as the Prime Minister following Harold Saxon identifies Fairchild as the Prime Minister through Torchwood's second series.

Alternate draft[]

Originally, Fairchild was to meet a Dalek saucer descending on Westminster, before being exterminated. Jack Harkness, at Torchwood Three in Cardiff would have urged the Prime Minister not to do it. The scene was dropped at an early draft, partly for time but partly because Russell T Davies thought the Daleks wouldn't be "so diplomatic".[1]