Letters: Respect for MPs at a historic low

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Sir: I understand that certain categories of staff in prestigious hotels, such as doormen, actually pay to be employed in that situation because of the "perks" associated with it. Given the many opportunities for "perks" attached to the position of Member of Parliament ("Such a thing as a free lunch", 8 July) should we not ask candidates at the next general election to tender for their constituencies rather than bother the electorate with a ballot?