Sylvana Simons

Dutch presenter / journalist / former politician

Sylvana Hildegard Simons (born 31 January 1971) is a Dutch anti-racism activist and politician. She is party leader of BIJ1.

Sylvana Simons
Simons in 2020
Member of the House of Representatives
Assumed office
31 March 2021
Parliamentary group leader
Assumed office
18 March 2021
Municipal councillor of Amsterdam
In office
29 March 2018 – 1 November 2020
Party leader BIJ1
Assumed office
December 2016
Personal details
Sylvana Hildegard Simons

(1971-01-31) 31 January 1971 (age 53)
Paramaribo, Suriname
Political partyBIJ1 (2016-)
DENK (2016)
ResidenceAmsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

Simons was born in Paramaribo, Suriname. She worked as a dancer, as a VJ at TMF, and presented radio and TV shows.

In 2016, she founded the political partij BIJ1. From 2018 to 2020, she was a councillor in Amsterdam.

She was the first candidate on the list of BIJ1 in the 2021 Dutch general election. BIJ1 gained one seat, so she has been both parliamentary group leader and a member of parliament since March 2021.

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