From the NZ Herald
Mr Franks, who was ejected from Parliament in 2005 when Act got enough votes for only two MPs, told the Weekend Herald he had been wooed by National before but felt the time was right to put his name forward for selection.
While I’m disappointed that Stephen won’t be standing on the ACT banner, I’m stoked that he wants to go back to Parliament.
Stephen could do very nicely by staying with the law, but he has unfinished business that can only be addressed in the public sphere.
Stephen is one of the finest legal minds that Parliament has seen in decades.
I wish him well and sincerely hope he makes it back in.
New Zealand will be better off if he does.