Jersey-based business writer and St Lawrence parishioner, Kirsten Morel, is putting himself forward as a candidate for election as a Deputy for St Lawrence.
Should he be chosen to represent the parish in the States Chamber, he plans to focus his efforts on breaking down barriers between the local community and the island’s government.
“St Lawrence lies at the heart of a wonderful island that has many fantastic qualities but we’re facing challenges on several fronts,” said Kirsten.
“To successfully negotiate these domestic, national and international pressures depends upon the strength of our island community and that in turn, depends upon every parishioner feeling that they are properly represented and that their voices are being heard by government.
“The recent St Lawrence Parish Assembly that saw more than 500 people queuing in freezing conditions, showed that Parishioners really do want to engage with politics but that too often, they feel overlooked and ignored.”
He works as a writer specialising in the technology and finance sectors, with clients in Jersey, Europe and East Asia, a role which gives him a superb view of the opportunities and challenges that we face in an increasingly connected world.
“The world isn’t going to stop changing and as a small island, we need to maintain an international outlook but our greatest strength is that we are a close and caring community. “
Common sense and experience
“I understand the pressures of raising a family in twenty-first century Jersey and also the challenges of running a successful business. Combined with my broader experience gained from living and working in other jurisdictions, I believe I am well equipped to serve and represent my fellow Parishioners and if elected, I’ll have the opportunity to pay them back for the faith they have shown in me throughout my life.”