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Democracy in Birmingham - Video

City Council Meeting

An insight into Birmingham’s Democracy in action, detailing the proceeding for the City Council meetings in 2009, together with commentary from a wide range of Councillors and what democracy means to them.

These videos were produced in 2009, whilst the format and composition of the City Council has changed since the making of this video, the views expressed by Councillors at that time and the principles of the meeting still remain the same.

Council meetings are open to the public to attend and details of meetings together with reports and agenda's are available via Democracy in Birmingham.

"Mayor Making" Ceremony

The "Mayor Making" ceremony takes place during the City Council AGM in May. The video explains the proceedings of the ‘Mayor Making’ ceremony, together with commentary on the role of the Lord Mayor of Birmingham.