If they siphon some of that generous salary back into the party that got them elected, then this relatively new system could be a very convenient way of getting more funds into the coffers of the older political parties.
There are four candidates for the post of Police and Crime Commissioner in Thames Valley.
I sent the same question to all four of them i.e, what are they going to do to address the appalling situation with organised sex-grooming gangs targetting young, underage girls often from the most vulnerable social backgrounds? And how would they reassure us there would be no more cover-ups?
Only two of the candidates replied at all. Laetisia Carter (Labour) sent no response. Nor, so far, has Lea Trainer, the UKIP candidate.
John Howson, the Liberal Democrat candidate, sent a very prompt reply. viz.