In May 2018 every single one of the 101 seats on Birmingham City Council are up for election. For a little while, we’ve been aware of, and spoken with, Sunny Sangha who has been keen to stand for election in Birmingham on a direct democracy platform. He has since created “People Power Brum” and gathered supporters for the lofty aspiration of repeating the success of Independents for Froome by taking control of BCC with an independent group.
We’re pleased that, after some discussion, Sunny is going to join the ranks of Something New, and that People Power Brum is going to be a campaign of our little party.
This is an incredibly exciting opportunity. The aim is certainly pie-in-the-sky but if nothing else we’ll make a big splash and we’ll have run an experiment in trying new ways of doing democracy. Hopefully, we’ll have picked up a bunch of new supporters too!
Learning from our GE2017 experience, there’s a bunch of roles that need filling so if you’re willing and able please let me know!
- Candidate co-ordinator
- Volunteer co-ordinator
- Social media manager
- Press officer
Ideally volunteers should be in/around Birmingham, but remote working works too.
I’ll provide regular updates on what’s going on, or you can keep track of the Trello