Jersey's ousted Chief Minister does not congratulate her successor in handover letter

Jersey's outgoing Chief Minister Kristina Moore has highlighted health and education as key areas the new Council of Ministers (pictured right) should focus on. Credit: ITV News & @lyndonfarnham/X

Jersey's outgoing Chief Minister Kristina Moore has stopped short of congratulating her successor, Deputy Lyndon Farnham.

Outlining her hopes for the future in the traditional handover letter, Deputy Moore urged the new government to continue with major projects such as existing plans for a new hospital.

She said: "We cannot and should not change course again at this stage. Now is the time to deliver for islanders."

Deputy Farnham has told ITV News that he will support the current proposals for a multi-site hospital, despite previously championing the single-site option.

Deputy Moore added that education will need "critical" further investment and issues in health such as challenges with recruiting staff must continue to be addressed.

She outlined her hopes that the new Council of Ministers would commit to offshore wind farms which she views as "absolutely central" for the island's future energy security.

Reflecting on her time in government, Deputy Moore said one of her "proudest achievements" was raising the minimum wage from £9.23 to £11.64.

The outgoing Chief Minister ended her letter by wishing her successor's new administration "every success in delivering for Jersey".