FORMER Tory MP Rory Stewart has made a bizarre request online asking people to invite him into their houses for the night. 

Running as an independent for the position of Mayor of London – a position previously held by Boris Johnson – Stewart came up with a strange campaign. 

His #ComeKipWithMe project involves asking Londoners to invite him into their homes and let him stay the night. The idea is that he will get to see the city through the eyes of the people he's staying with. 

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Stewart tweeted: "Today I'm launching #ComeKipWithMe – asking Londoners to invite me into their homes and show me the city through their eyes. I want to know your concerns and your ideas. And I promise to bring a sleeping bag and a box of chocolates!"

In his attached video, he said: "Please have me to stay. It's a weird request but the way that mayors get to know their cities is by literally walking through every one of the 32 boroughs."

He promised to bring "a sleeping bag and a box of chocolates" to any home where he stayed the night.

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While the campaign stunt has gained a lot of attention on social media, it has not been all positive. 

Dawn Butler, MP for Brent Central, said: "I'm finding this a little bit patronising. You can't just dip your toe into London life. You have to live it! and care about it. This seems like some kind of university project/experiment."

And Patrick Henningsen, an Independent global affairs analyst, said: "Before you try to ingratiate yourself with the plebs, you should try sleeping rough for a week in London, that might give you a keener insight into how Tory policies are affecting the bottom compartment of Plato's ship."

Stewart announced his resignation last October after a decade in the party. In that time, he announced his intention to stand as an independent in the 2020 London mayoral election against Labour mayor Sadiq Khan and Conservative candidate Shaun Bailey.