First elected in 2008, Blake Richards was re-elected for a third time in the new riding of Banff-Airdrie on October 19, 2015.
Blake serves as the Official Opposition Shadow Cabinet Minister for Small Business, Export Promotion and Tourism.
He is currently a member of the Finance Committee.
Blake has also served as the Shadow Cabinet Minister for Democratic Institutions and was the Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs.
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.