Following the election of May 2021, independent candidate Montaz Ali Azad launched a legal petition concerning the Coldhurst ward election result.

On 17 December 2021, following an application by the Petitioner, Mr Azad, to withdraw the election petition, the Election Court granted permission for the petition to be withdrawn and duly dismissed the petition.

The Election Court also ordered the Petitioner to pay the costs of the Returning Officer and Councillor Jabbar.