Disgraced former Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman is due back at court this December in a battle over court fees.

Rahman and his election agent Alibor Choudhury were found guilty in April this year of election fraud during the 2014 mayoral election, which Rahman won.

Election Commissioner Richard Mawrey found in favour of the four election petitioners, led by anti-corruption campaigner Andy Erlam, that took legal action against Rahman under the provisions of the Representation Of The People Act.

Despite Mr Mawrey stating Rahman should pay the four voters’ legal costs – estimated to be £500,000 – and ordered him to hand over £250,000 on an account, nothing has been paid.

At a further hearing in July Mr Justice Edis ordered Rahman to disclose income and expenditure going back five years and said assets to the value of £350,000 would be frozen.

A date was then scheduled at the High Court for Wednesday, September 30, in which Rahman and his wife were due to argue that properties alleged to be in his name are instead under hers.

However, a date has now been fixed for December 1-3 when, Mr Erlam’s lawyers say, issues relating to Rahman’s assets will be analysed, focussing on the ownership of three properties in London.