John Hope Simpson
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. He is known for his work on the question of refugees.
Coming out of retirement at 66 years of age, Sir John Hope Simpson became the Commissioner of Natural Resources and Acting-Commissioner of Justice 1934 - 36 for The Commission of Government of Newfoundland from 1934 until 1936. Port Hope Simpson, Newfoundland and Labrador was named after him in response to the backing he had given to John Osborn Williams the owner of the Labrador Development Company Limited who set-up a loggers' camp in Alexis Bay for cutting and exporting pitwood to Cardiff for the collieries of South Wales. 
In 1937 Sir John received the Knights Commander of the British Empire medal not so very long after his return from Newfoundland.
- John Hope Simpson, Refugees: preliminary report of a survey, Institute of International Affairs, 1938
- John Hope Simpson, The Refugee Problem, Institute of International Affairs, October 1939
- Tombstone Vol 5a Llewelyn Pritchard Amazon 2013
- "Sir John Hope Simpson". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved May 5, 2006.
- Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage
- Craig, F. W. S. (1983) . British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3rd edition ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
- Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed]
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by John Simpson
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