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Deputy Criticises Comms Boss In Twitter Spat

A St Lawrence Deputy has come under fire for a Twitter spat with the government's Director of Communications.

Deputy Kirsten Morel called out Stephen Hardwick for 'boasting' about the quality of his accommodation while so many islanders were struggling to find somewhere to live.

It comes after a report revealed 7,000 additional homes would be needed in Jersey by 2030.

The Comms boss had posted a photo of the beach at Havre des Pas on his personal account - sharing a view from his window.

Twitter users were quick to defend him, saying the Deputy's criticism is unfair, inappropriate and personal.

Responding to Deputy Morel, the Communications Director says his shared accommodation is rented - and being paid for through his own salary.

The Deputy says he didn't intend for it to be a personal attack on anyone's accomodation - but as the government's senior PR executive, Mr Hardwick should be more sensitive to issues affecting the population in what he posts online:

The Government of Jersey communications team says it won't comment on the exchange as it took place between personal social media accounts.

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