Jersey's government watchdog Christopher Swinson resigns

Jersey's government watchdog has resigned over a clash with the government.

Christopher Swinson says criticism of how he wrote a report on plans to purchase a new police station diverted attention away from the issues it raised.

The Comptroller and Auditor General has been in his role since 2005.

In the letter to the Chief Minister Senator Ian Gorst he said it was unacceptable for his responsibilities to become a public issue.

Mr Swinson said: "In recent weeks, discussion of a report that I published concerning the failed transaction to acquire Lime Grove House has centred on issues of process which has obscured the issues raised by the report itself.

"It is unacceptable for my discharge of my responsibilities to become a public issue in this way."

Senator Gorst said he would comment later.

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