A former Labour heavyweight is to stand in the city council by-election in Bordesley Green next month.
Stewart Stacey, a former cabinet member for transportation, street services and sustainability, is hoping to restart his political career after he lost his seat in the Kings Norton ward at the 2004 local elections.
The retired train driver said he had spent the last year "enjoying being a grandfather" and that he had always intended to go back into politics.
By-elections are being held in Bordesley Green and Aston after the previous six Labour councillors were removed following an election court hearing in Birmingham.
In Aston, former councillor Tony Kennedy is aiming to reclaim the seat he held for seven years.
The other Labour candidates for Bordesley Green are Zulfiqar Khan and Shafique Hussain Shah. Amjad Hussain and Ziaul Islam will be standing in Aston.
Both by-elections will be held on July 28.