Alberta Liberals chose their new leader today in Edmonton. Former Tory MLA Raj Sherman was selected on their first ballot over veteran MLAs Hugh MacDonald and Laurie Blakeman, and Calgarians Bill Harvey and Bruce Payne. Here are some photos of today’s event:

Alberta Liberal leadership event 2011

About 150 people attended the Alberta Liberal leadership event today at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.

Raj Sherman's victory speech

Former Tory MLA Raj Sherman delivering his victory speech. Liberal MLAs Laurie Blakeman and Hugh MacDonald, and candidate Bruce Payne standing to the left.

Second place candidate MLA Hugh MacDonald talks to reporters.

Second place candidate MLA Hugh MacDonald talks to reporters.

Outgoing Liberal leader David Swann talks to reporters.

Outgoing Liberal leader David Swann talks to reporters.

New Alberta Liberal Party leader Raj Sherman

New Alberta Liberal Party leader Raj Sherman.

Find more photos of the Alberta Liberal Party leadership event on Flickr.