A FORMER Cumbria MP has raised eyebrows by offering to sleep with voters to bag their votes.

Rory Stewart, who stood down as the MP for Penrith and The Border in the December general election has been mercilessly mocked for the gesture in his bid to become London's Mayor.

On Tuesday, February 11, he launched his Come Kip With Me campaign on Twitter ahead of the May 7 ballot.

He tweeted: "Today I'm launching the campaign 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."

His offer however has provoked mirth among Londoners on social media.

Matty Harding said: "Let it go mate, go get a proper job."

Gareth Cowell said: "Disturbing beyond words."

Susan Smith said: "It sounds like an Alan Partridge thing "Come Kip With Me."

Jamie Hammond however said: "The Tory's were utter fools not to select you for PM. Come and stay on my boat."

Rory's reply on Twitter was "Where's you boat?"

To follow Rory Twitter campaign type #ComeKipWithMe