First elected in 2008, Blake Richards was re-elected for a fourth time in the riding of Banff-Airdrie on October 21, 2019.
Blake serves as the Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet Minister for Tourism and Western Economic Diversification.
He is currently the Vice-Chair of the Procedure and House Affairs Committee.
Blake has also served as the Shadow Cabinet Minister for Democratic Institutions and the Shadow Cabinet Minister for Small Business and Exports. He has also previously served on the Finance Committee.
While serving on the government side of the House of Commons, Blake chaired two standing policy committees and was Chair of the Parliamentary Tourism Caucus. He also frequently represented the government in regional and national media.
Always focused on the needs of his constituents, Blake has three times been named Canada’s Best Constituency MP as well as Hardest Working MP, and in 2015 received a Canadian Tourism Award for his work in Parliament on behalf of the tourism industry.