Geraldine Kirby has been selected as Conservative candidate in St Helier by-election due to take place on Thursday 20th July.
At the age of 11 Geraldine moved into the St Helier Estate, where she attended Chaucer Middle School and Willows High School. Geraldine left full-time education at 16 and started work at the Post Office, initially in Abbotsbury Road, Morden and then at the London Regional Headquarters in Old Street.
Geraldine enlisted in the Royal Air Force as a medic in 1981 and served 15 years, stationed at numerous UK and overseas bases and theatres during that time.
She left military service in 1996 to be able to support her mother who by that time was in her mid-70s.
Geraldine explored various career opportunities but eventually went back to the Health Service when she took a position at the Royal Brompton in the Nuclear Medicine Department in 1999, then moving to King’s College Hospital as the Programme Manager of the South East London Breast Screening Programme in the later part of 2000, where she remains today.
Geraldine sits on the board of Trustees for Age UK Merton.
On a more personal level, whilst in the RAF, Geraldine took a degree through the Open University which allows her to call herself an Egyptologist, of which she has had a fascination of from a very early age.
Geraldine is also very committed to the care of the environment and animals, being a member of the Woodland Trust and the Cat Protection League.