John Hope Simpson


Sir John Hope Simpson (23 July 1868 – 10 April 1961) was a British Liberal politician who served as a Member of Parliament (MP) and later in the Government of Newfoundland.

Born in Liverpool, Simpson held numerous governmental posts before his retirement in 1916, having been acting chief commander of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

He was elected at the 1922 general election as Member of Parliament (MP) for the previously Conservative-held constituency of Taunton in Somerset. He was re-elected in 1923, but was defeated at the 1924 general election. He did not stand for Parliament again. He authored the Hope Simpson Report in 1930, following the widespread 1929 Palestine riots.

Hope Simpson was Commissioner of Natural Resources and Acting-Commissioner of Justice 1934 - 36 for The Commission of Government of Newfoundland from 1934 until 1936. He is known for his work on the question of refugees. Port Hope Simpson, Newfoundland and Labrador was named after him in response to the backing he had given to John Osborn Williams and the Labrador development company limited. The Company set-up a loggers' camp in Alexis Bay for cutting and exporting pitwood to Cardiff for the collieries of South Wales. Simpson also established the Newfoundland Rangers linking the people with The Commission as a welfare and police force.

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