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More than enough Franks

  • April 17th, 2008

Audrey Young’s blog says voters will have a choice of Franks in Wellington Central.

“My old friend Don Franks was among [demonstrators at the weekend’s Labour Party conference] behind a Workers Party of New Zealand banner. Don is standing for Parliament for the first time in Wellington Central where Labour’s Marian Hobbs is retiring.He is up against Labour’s Grant Robertson, National’s Stephen Franks (Don is afraid that people will confuse names and that Stephen will take votes intended for him), Act’s Heather Roy and the Green Party’s Sue Kedgley.”

It seems the other Franks have not canvassed each other. When union historian and activist Peter Franks stopped to chat as I was collecting for the Karori Sanctuary he denied knowledge of plans by his brother Don to stand in the upcoming election.

Peter and I were at Victoria University at the same time, but we know of no family connection.

Though experts have told me it can’t happen we’ve had emails clearly addressed to Peter’s paradise email address turn up in our paradise family inbox, including a set of amusing draft minutes of a Labour Party meeting in which Sue Piper was playing an active part.

Perhaps the experts who worked over Don Brash’s emails are working now on Peter Franks’.

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