Dear Richard Benyon MP,
It is with great concern that I read about continued problems with MP's
expenses – the latest of which appears to indicate that MP's are
renting out a property they own (often one purchased under the old
expenses regime that was abolished following public outrage over the
system in 2009) while using the expenses system to rent out another
property in central London, and making a profit in the process.
It has been suggested that some MPs may even be renting their
properties out to each other to milk the system.
Could I seek your assurance that you are not party to this and could I
ask you to petition John Bercow to publish the list of MP's landlords.
I fear that anything less would further continue to undermine the
integrity of our democratic system.
I appreciate you time on this issue.