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DESPITE HAVING firmly distanced himself from Lord Archer, William Hague faces still more embarrassment next Wednesday when the Islington North Conservative Association holds its Christmas champagne and canapes reception.

Portillo says scandal has hit his campaign

MICHAEL PORTILLO made plain his anger with Lord Archer of Weston- super-Mare yesterday, claiming that he had undermined the Tories' bid to win the Kensington and Chelsea by-election on Thursday.

No party for Portillo if he wins poll

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Letter: Portillo's hypocrisy

CONTRARY TO your suggestions ("Stay out of poll, Tatchell told", 14 November), I have not been pressured by Labour officials to keep clear of Kensington and Chelsea. Nor has Stephen Twigg MP, or any other gay Labour Party member, asked me not to get involved in the by-election.

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Tatchell charged for `arrest' of Mugabe

PETER TATCHELL, the gay rights campaigner, was charged yesterday with using threatening words and behaviour after trying to carry out a citizen's arrest on Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe.

Stay out of poll, Tatchell told

LABOUR has told the gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell to keep out of the Kensington and Chelsea by-election battle against Michael Portillo.

`Zimbabwe has declared war on gay community'

CHESTERFIELD SAMBA, a gay man in Harare, feels the citizen's arrest on President Mugabe was "a good thing because it got people talking''. Mr Samba, an accountant aged 24, said yesterday that even though homosexuality is not illegal in Zimbabwe - only sodomy is - the prevailing climate is hostile because of President Mugabe's rhetoric.

Letter: Portillo's record

Portillo's record

A shy gay? It's only natural

Peter Tatchell is an effective campaigner, but his bitter stand against Michael Portillo is outdated and out of order

Gays seeking sexual asylum in South Africa

THREE GAY men who face persecution in Uganda and Pakistan are set to make history in South Africa after invoking the country's liberal constitution as grounds for asylum.

Politics: A pack of eccentrics join hunt for Portillo

AS MICHAEL Portillo celebrated his selection for the Kensington and Chelsea seat on Tuesday night, a local Tory member cast a knowing eye over the gay rights protesters gathered outside the meeting.

`I am a Hagueite', preacher Michael tells twin set and pearls revivalist meeting

HE WAS always going to be the main attraction, and for the Tory faithful of Kensington and Chelsea it was worth the wait. When he did appear to be anointed as the candidate for this blue-chip Tory constituency, Michael Portillo played all the right notes.

Column One: Michael, you can run but you can't hide

AS MICHAEL PORTILLO scuttles past the gay rights protesters outside Kensington Town Hall tonight, to stake his claim for the nomination of the local Tories, he must wonder whether his admission, last month, of a gay past was wise.

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