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Letter: MPs' secret voting

Sir: The letter from David S Gold (23 November) of the Conservative London Policy Unit (urging "anyone thinking of putting themselves forward" - for the position of Mayor of London - "to consider carefully whether they can meet the high standards we expect from Conservative candidates") really does take the biscuit.

Put that alongside your leader on the opposite page: "Jeffrey Archer may not be a man of honour, but what are we to make of a party that was prepared to indulge him so extravagantly for so long?"

I think of Archer as typical of the party he claimed to represent.


Leamington Spa, Warwickshire