17 JUNE 1972, Page 26

The future of Ronald Bell

Sir: The two good letters you printed (June 10) from constituents of Mr Ronald Bell, QC, MP, supporting his fight to be a candidate next time, were both from people who agree with his opposition to the Common Market. I am someone who supports Europe but am nevertheless praying that Mr Bell remains in the house. He is one of the select band of backbench MPs possessed of real intellectual and personal distinction, and his loss,