Local elections take place on Thursday 3rd May, and are very different this year - every seat on Birmingham City Council is being reelected and the people you choose will represent you for the next 4 years.
Click here for the full list of candidates and see below for profiles of some of our outstanding local candidates:
Moseley ward - Izzy Knowles and David Farrow
Izzy was the chair of Moseley Forum and led a cross community group panel that successfully improved the boundaries for the new Moseley ward she wishes to represent. She volunteers with local community groups including Moseley Farmers Market, the Moseley Alternative Giving Campaign and the Moseley Litter Busters litter picking group. She previously worked for West Midlands Police as a Neighbourhood Sergeant and now works a homeless charity in Digbeth.
David works at Aston University as head of recruitment and volunteers with Moseley Litterbusters.
They are campaigning on ‘getting things done in Moseley’, tackling issues such as local policing, fly tipping and poor levels of recycling in partnership with the community. Their extensive experience and commitment to Moseley will make them the perfect choice to represent Moseley for the next 4 years.
See the Moseley Liberal Democrats page for more information.
Harborne ward - Colin Green and Ian Garrett
Colin has been campaigning locally in Harborne for a number of years and has previously stood as a Parliamentary candidate in Edgbaston, as well as a council candidate.
Ian has previously been a local councillor in Sandwell and a Parliamentary candidate. He enjoyed seeing the difference a good councillor could make for their local area and wants to do his bit to reverse the decline in the council over the last few years.
They are both committed and passionate about Harborne and have been completing casework and keeping residents informed all year round. They wish to 'get the basics right' - cleaning the streets and emptying the bins. They also want to ensure community police have a base in the area and that problems with parking can be tackled more efficiently.
See the Edgbaston Liberal Democrats page for more information.
Bournbrook and Selly Park ward - Jake Calcutt and Sophie Thornton
Jake and Sophie are both students at the University of Birmingham. They have been helped run and campaigned with the Birmingham Young Liberals during their time as students, and are passionate about their local area. They are fighting for a council that listens to your needs, a city that is cleaner and greener and a safer Selly.
See the Bournbrook and Selly Park Liberal Democrats page for more information.