This morning the Greens and the Tories converged on the Kings Road. The Tory juggernaut pulled over as Portillo and Archer traded pleasantries with Charlton and Johnson, the rival candidates for Kensington and Mayor.

"They seem like nice chaps, shame about the politics" said Hugo Charlton. "Whatever you think about them as people, it is their brand of politics which is the problem. On the doorsteps people are most encouraging about Green issues and say they are reluctant to vote for the politics which Michael Portillo and now the dominant faction of the Conservative Party, espouse. Green seems to be an attractive alternative to the discerning voters of Kensington and Chelsea. I'm back home now to watch the football with my family," he said as he gathered up Jessie the black Labrador who is canvassing with him.

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