A Birmingham Labour councillor will this week face allegations at court that he won his election illegally using mosque leaders to sway voters.

The first election court hearing in Birmingham since 2007 opens on Monday, November 9 with a legal challenge to the election of Washwood Heath councillor Ansar Ali Khan.

Coun Khan, who is chairman of the council's Hodge Hill district committee, won the Birmingham City Council seat in May with a thumping majority of 7,805 - the largest in Birmingham - and 78 per cent of vote.

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