Sky News: Rory Stewart on #ComeKipWithMe campaign: More than 1,000 Londoners have invited me to stay
Rory Stewart has told Sky News he has received more than 1,000 requests from Londoners for him to stay in their homes.
The independent mayoral candidate revealed the unusual campaign on Twitter on Tuesday, accompanied by the hashtag #ComeKipWithMe.
Mr Stewart, a former Conservative cabinet minister and MP, said it will allow him to "get to know the city" as he bids to cause a political upset and remove Labour's Sadiq Khan from City Hall.
Have me to stay': Rory Stewart's 'weird' request
In a video posted on his Twitter account he promised to "bring a sleeping bag, and a box of chocolate" for his hosts.
Some cracked jokes and mocked Mr Stewart's unorthodox campaign, but he said the response has been positive.
"So far we've got over 1,000 requests coming in. Very very serious, thoughtful requests," he told Kay Burley@Breakfast.
"People often saying 'come and see problems about safety and security, people don't feel safe enough.