A Branch of Excellence
We are a branch that's driven by the values and ethos of the party but at the same time we are a branch known for professional political decisions and judgments. The executive has always been very balanced with a good cross fertilisation of ideas both from a professional and political background. We therefore don't affiliate to some pseudo scientific democratic principles which will take us nowhere. Our collective desire for change has never been centred on frivolous and fictitious machinations of untested and untried democratic principles, but a deep routed realisation that we are a people with a tradition, culture and values to cherish.
Therefore, let's go forth with the same spirit and build a Zimbabwe that we all want to see. A Zimbabwe that has value not for today only, but for years to come. Let’s leave a brighter and better legacy for our children and the future generations. Birmingham branch is a branch of excellence in a party of excellence, so come and be part of it.
This website has been developed to represent the views of Birmingham members and the Zimbabwean members of the great MDC party of excellence.
Below is a list of some of the key Birmingham achievements over the years;
2004 - Birmingham started supporting some MDC Manicaland Constituencies namely Chimanimani and Chipinge, and in the 2008 general elections, all the candidates we supported were duly elected as MPs.
June 2004 – Anti Gidion Gono campaign – ‘No Home Link, No Vote Link’
2004 – Birmingham launched a thinktank which gave birth to DVAG (Diaspora Vote Action Group) which the Zimbabwean government to court prior the 2005 parliamentary elections - http://www.newzimbabwe.com/pages/electoral75.12315.html
January 2006 – Birmingham hosted a meeting to define a way forward following the MDC split - http://www.newzimbabwe.com/pages/senate116.13612.html
May 2007 – Birmingham planned and hosted the Strategic Planning Workshop which drew members from all over the UK - http://www.changezimbabwe.com/index.php/news-mainmenu-2/1-latest/455-mdc-uk-diary
June 2007 – Birmingham attended a dinner hosted by Jamaican Prime Minister Mrs Portia Simpson - http://changezimbabwe.com/index.php/news-mainmenu-2/1-latest/497-birmingham-mdc-meets-jamaican-pm
September 2008 – Birmingham hosted the rally addressed by Honorable Lovemore Moyo - http://www.flickr.com/photos/mdcuksouthwestdistrict/2873311769/in/photostream/
January 2011 – Birmingham hosted the Inter-district Meeting ahead of the 2011 Leeds Congress http://www.zimdiaspora.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4975:mdc-uk-inter-district-birmingham-meeting-pictures&catid=38:travel-tips&Itemid=18
March 2012 – Hosted a successfull rally addressed by Honorables Nelson Chamisa, Theresa Makone and Roy Bennett - http://www.changezimbabwe.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3880:praise-for-birmingham-hosting-chamisa&catid=1:latest&Itemid=2