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Full list of candidates in battle for Tower Hamlets Council to be revealed today

The full list of candidates in the new battle for control of Tower Hamlets Council will be known today when nominations close in the election for mayor.

Rabina Khan Credit: ITV News

The re-run contest is expected to be a showdown between Labour's John Biggs and Rabina Khan from the discredited Tower Hamlets First party.

Mayor Lutfur Rahman was thrown out of office in April after an election court found him guilty of corrupt and illegal practices.

Rahman is banned from standing again and his party, THF, is no longer recognised by the Electoral Commission.

Rabina Khan Credit: ITV News

Khan, a member of THF's ruling group on the council, is expected to stand as an independent.

She was named by Rahman as his successor at a packed meeting of supporters in Whitehchapel two weeks ago.

Peter Golds Credit: PA

Other candidates include Peter Golds, the leader of the council's Conservative group and Andy Erlam, an independent who was one of four voters behind the court case which toppled Rahman.

John Biggs Credit: PA

The election will be held on June 11th.

Andy Erlam Credit: PA