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Trevor Colman

Trevor Colman

In office
1 October 2008 – Incumbent
Constituency 2nd seat, South West England

Born 27 August 1941 (1941-08-27) (age 68)
St Breward, United Kingdom
Political party UKIP
Residence United Kingdom

Trevor Colman (born 27 August 1941 in St Breward, Cornwall) is a Member of the European Parliament for South West England. He represents the 2nd seat in the constituency, for the United Kingdom Independence Party.

He had a grammar school education at Sir James Smith's School, Camelford. Since leaving school, he has had a varied career, working in a farm suppliers company, as a magistrate's clerk's office, a police officer and script adviser to television series[1].

Trevor served on the UKIP National Executive Committee between 2004 and 2005[1].

Trevor presented a programme called European Union: Shock Waves for Life TV in 2004. Life TV's owners were fined £12,000 by regulators OFCOM due to a lack of impartiality and failure to present alternative viewpoints[2].

Trevor was listed third on UKIP's list in the South West region in the European Parliament elections in 2004. UKIP took 22.6% of the vote in the region and their top two candidates, Graham Booth and Roger Knapman were elected to the Parliament On 1 October 2008 Graham Booth retired and was therefore replaced in the Parliament by Trevor Colman as the next candidate on the list. For the 2009 election, Colman was the first candidate on the UKIP list.

He contested the 2005 general election for the constituency of Teignbridge and came fourth, with 6.4% of the vote.

In the European Parliament Trevor sits on the Committee on International Trade and is a substitute for the Committee on Constitutional Affairs[1].


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