Peter Blaker, Baron Blaker

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Peter Allan Renshaw Blaker, Baron Blaker KCMG PC (4 October 1922 – 5 July 2009) was an English Conservative politician.

Blaker was born in Hong Kong, son of Cedric Blaker. He was educated at Shrewsbury School before being evacuated to Canada in 1939. There he took a degree in classics, before being commissioned in the Canadian Army. On return to England he went to New College, Oxford. He qualified as a lawyer, and later joined the Foreign Office. In 1964 he was elected Member of Parliament for Blackpool South, which he represented until 1992. In Parliament, he served as a Minister for the Army (1972–74), Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1974 and 1979–81). He was a Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence from 29 May 1981,[1] until 9 June 1983.[2] He was made a Privy Counsellor in 1983.

In 1994 he accepted a life peerage and became Baron Blaker, of Blackpool in the County of Lancaster and of Lindfield in the county of West Sussex. Blaker married Jennifer Dixon in 1953; they had a son and two daughters.


Arms of Peter Blaker, Baron Blaker
A Coronet of a Baron
A Horse's Head Sable maned Or bridled Argent reined Ermine
Per pale Argent and Or on a Chevron Sable between three Martlets volant Azure each holding in the beak a Rose slipped Gules seeded Or two Blackamoor Heads couped Argent the ears ringed Or between three Ermine Spots Argent
Dexter: a Wildcat guardant Or; Sinister: a Chinese Dragon also Or
Esto Quod Esse Videris (Be what you seem to be)


  1. ^ Keele: Ministerial membership of MOD 1970-97
  2. ^ Keele: Ministers who left the MoD who haven't gone elsewhere in Government

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Roland Robinson
Member of Parliament for Blackpool South
Succeeded by
Nick Hawkins