The Rt Hon. the Lord Blencathra
- Life peer
The Rt Hon. the Lord Blencathra was born David John Maclean on 16 May 1953 in Scotland, and is a Conservative Life peer sitting in the House of Lords since 28 February 2011. He previously sat in the House Of Commons as MP for Penrith and The Border.
In the past, Lord Blencathra has held the position of Minister of State (Home Office) (1993 to 1997), Minister (Department of Environment) (Environment and Countryside) (1992 to 1993), Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food) (1989 to 1992), Lord Commissioner (HM Treasury) (Whip) (1988 to 1989), Assistant Whip (HM Treasury) (1987 to 1988) in government.
He was Shadow Chief Whip (Commons) (2001 to 2005) in opposition.