News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda – On Thursday 29th March, The Bermuda Progressive Labour Party announced that Senator Lindsay Simmons will be our Party’s candidate for the upcoming bye-election in Smith’s North to replace retiring Member of Parliament Michael Dunkley.

The 42-year-old Senator was born and raised in Bermuda and has served in the Senate since 2020. She is currently the Junior Minister of Social Development and Seniors & Home Affairs.

“Senator Simmons brings a dedication to our country that goes beyond words as she is a woman of action. She is community-focused and, if elected, will not only bring another outstanding woman to Parliament, it will bring a bold new voice and outstanding representation to Constituency 10,” Premier and PLP Leader David Burt remarked.

Senator Simmons is the Director of Operations at Bermuda Restaurants Ltd, an entrepreneur and a former Substitute teacher for the Department of Education.

She serves as Chairperson for the CedarBridge Academy Board of Governors, The Government Scholarship Committee, and The Canine Advisory Board; she is also a member of the HOME advisory panel.

In 2005, Lindsay became the youngest person ever to sign on as a foster parent in Bermuda, has fostered over 20 children and has served as the President of the Foster Parents Association for nine years. In 2013, she established the Glenda Edwards Continuing Scholarship for foster children.

Senator Simmons has been awarded the Pembroke Rotary’s Paul Harris Fellows Award, the Bermudian magazine “Unsung Hero Award”, the Queen’s Certificate and Badge of Honor and a Berkeley Institute Community Service Cup.

Senator Simmons is a proud mother to Laundyn Simmons.