What is People Power Brum?

We are a growing community of ACTIVE CITIZENS in Birmingham, determined to REINVENT DEMOCRACY for the 21st century, and return POWER to the PEOPLE.

We are supporting 101 EVERYDAY HEROES across the city to stand for election as INDEPENDENT candidates in the Council elections taking place on Thursday 3rd May.

We want to stand ONE candidate for EVERY available seat, win a PEOPLE’s MAJORITY on the Council, and then build a government, and a city, that truly works for ALL.

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The People’s Pledge

All of our candidates are taking the ‘People’s Pledge’:

“If elected, I will return POWER to the PEOPLE, by making Birmingham the first city in the world to implement LIQUID DEMOCRACY*, where everyone is included and empowered to drive society FORWARD.”


*Want to know more about liquid democracy? Watch these two short videos…

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Stand up for Birmingham!

Will you STAND UP for Birmingham this May and help return POWER to the PEOPLE?

To find out more, and take part in the new democratic culture we’re building, come along to our next ‘Become a People’s Councillor’ event this Monday 19th February, from 6.30-8.30pm at the Impact Hub in Digbeth. RSVP on Facebook or Eventbrite.

And if you would like to become a People’s Councillor, APPLY here:

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What’s the selection process?

If your application looks good, we’ll invite you to take part in an OPEN meeting at the Impact Hub in Digbeth on a Monday evening, where we will provide more information, and ask you some further questions to explore if we are a good fit for each other.

If the answer is YES, we’ll guide you through the paperwork required to stand, and begin the exciting task of supporting your campaign and preparing you for success!

Are you eligible to stand for election?

You can stand for election to be a Councillor if you:

  • Are at least 18 years old.
  • Are a UK citizen, or a citizen of an EU or Commonwealth country.
  • Have a connection to Birmingham – ideally you will have lived or worked in Birmingham for at least 12 months (if you’re not sure on this, just ask us).
  • Have no reason that disqualifies you from standing e.g. if you have recently served a prison sentence, or if you already work for the Council (again, we’re happy to discuss this with you if you’re not sure).

N.B. This is a part-time role, with a basic salary of £16,267 per year, plus expenses for travel, childcare, phone calls, stationery, postage etc.

Want to contact us?

For press enquiries, send an email to press@peoplepowerbrum.com

For other enquiries, send an email to hello@peoplepowerbrum.com

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