Major Sir William Eden Evans-Gordon (1857 – October 31, 1913) was a British Conservative Party politician and Member of Parliament (MP). Click here for Indian Rebellion of 1857 Year 1857 ( MDCCCLVII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the Events 445 BC – Ezra reads the Book of the Law to the Israelites in Jerusalem (see Nehemiah 91 NLTse Year 1913 ( MCMXIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is a Political party in the United Kingdom. A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a Parliament. As a soldier he had served on the North-West Frontier. The North-West Frontier Province (NWFP ( Urdu: śimāl maġribī sarhadī sūba) is the smallest of the four main provinces of Pakistan. He was originally commissioned into the 67th Foot, but later transferred to the Madras Staff Corps and was attached to the Indian Government. 67th (South Hampshire Regiment of Foot was an Infantry regiment of the British Army, formed in 1758 and amalgamated into The Hampshire Regiment in 1881
As MP for Stepney Evans-Gordon represented a constituency that saw a lot of immigration during the late 19th century and early 20th century and as a result he became known as one of the most vocal critics at the time, commenting that 'a storm is brewing which, if it is allowed to burst, will have deplorable results'. Stepney was a parliamentary constituency centred on the Stepney district of the East End of London. Immigration refers to the movement of people among countries While the movement of people has existed throughout human history at various levels modern immigration implies long-term  First elected to Parliament in the 1900 general election, Evans-Gordon had campaigned on a platform of limiting immigration from Eastern Europe, notably that of Jews, many of whom had moved to his constituency. The United Kingdom general election of 1900 was held from 25 September to 24 October 1900 Eastern Europe is a general term that refers to the Geopolitical region encompassing the easternmost part of the European continent. PLEASE TAKE NOTE************  His campaign proved a success as he won the seat by overturning what had previously been a Liberal majority. The Liberal Party was one of the two major British political parties from the early 19th century until the rise of the Labour Party in the 1920s and a third party Once elected he continued his theme of anti-immigrant rhetoric, claiming in 1902 that 'not a day passes but English families are ruthlessly turned out to make room for foreign invaders. The rates are burdened with the education of thousands of foreign children. '
Evans-Gordon, with the support of the British Brothers League with which he co-operated closely, was instrumental in setting up a Royal Commission on immigration to which he was appointed chairman. The British Brothers League was a British proto- fascist group that attempted to organise along Paramilitary lines The term Royal Commission may also be used in the United Kingdom to describe the group of Lords Commissioners who may act in the stead of the He had travelled extensively in Eastern Europe and had recored evidence of Jewish settlements that he presented to the Commission, claiming that the hardships the immigrants had told of were exaggerated.  His book on the subject, The Alien Immigrant (1903), which included extensive maps of his travels and reports of his findings, was used as a central piece of evidence in the inquiry. This resulted in the Aliens Act 1905, which placed restrictions on Eastern European immigration. The Aliens Act 1905, passed by the British Parliament in 1905 was an "Act to amend the law with regard to Aliens"
Evans-Gordon continued to campaign for further anti-immigration legislation, seeking re-election in 1906 with the slogan 'England for the English and Major Gordon for Stepney', borrowing the slogan of the BBL. The United Kingdom general election of 1906 was held from 12 January to 8 February 1906 Despite this Evans-Gordon's anti-Semitism has been questioned as he was a supporter of Zionism and kept up regular correspondence with Chaim Weizmann who would later write of him:
Sir William Evans-Gordon had no particular anti-Jewish prejudices. Antisemitism (alternatively spelled anti-semitism or anti-Semitism; also rarely known as judeophobia) is the Prejudice against or hostility History of Zionism|Timeline of Zionism|World Zionist Organization|Zionist political violence Zionism is an international political movement that originally supported the Chaim Azriel Weizmann ( Hebrew: חיים עזריאל ויצמן – November 27, 1874 &ndash November 9, 1952) was a Zionist . . he was sincerely ready to encourage any settlement of Jews almost anywhere in the British Empire but he failed to see why the ghettoes of London or Leeds should be made into a branch of the ghettoes of Warsaw and Pinsk 
On May 1, 1907 Evans-Gordon resigned from the Commons and retired from politics. Events 305 - Diocletian and Maximian retire from the office of Roman Emperor. Year 1907 ( MCMVII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year Members of Parliament sitting in the House of Commons in the United Kingdom are technically forbidden to resign.
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The Socialist Review is the monthly magazine of the Socialist Workers Party (UK. The Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is the supreme legislative body in the United Kingdom and British overseas territories William Charles Steadman, usually known as W C Steadman ( 12 July 1851 &ndash 20 July 1911) was a prominent Trade unionist A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a Parliament. Stepney was a parliamentary constituency centred on the Stepney district of the East End of London. The United Kingdom general election of 1900 was held from 25 September to 24 October 1900