Lee Harris isn’t your typical politician.
I met the Cannabis is Safer than Alcohol London mayoral candidate at his head shop, Alchemy, in Portobello Road, in the lead up to the elections.
Just two minutes in I watched on as he managed to convince a woman not just to stop and talk to him, but engage with him on his cause celebre: cannabis legalisation.
“Oh, we don’t want to legalise cannabis,” she said at first. But by the end of their two-minute conversation she had been persuaded to vote for Mr Harris and his party.