Tony Colman (politician)

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Tony Colman
Member of Parliament
for Putney
In office
1 May 1997 – 5 May 2005
Preceded by David Mellor
Succeeded by Justine Greening
Personal details
Born (1943-07-23) 23 July 1943 (age 71)
Sheringham, Norfolk, England
Nationality English
Political party Labour
Alma mater Magdalene College, Cambridge
University of East Anglia
Occupation politician and activist

Anthony John Colman (born 23 July 1943) is a British businessman and politician who was the Labour member of Parliament for Putney, London from 1997 to 2005.

Early life[edit]

He was educated at Paston Grammar School, Magdalene College, Cambridge (MA) and the University of East Anglia (MA; PhD).

Business career[edit]

Before being elected to Parliament he was a councillor and leader of London Borough of Merton from 1991 to 1997. He also had a successful career in business, which included being a director of the Burton Group.[1]

Parliamentary career[edit]

Colman first stood for Parliament at South West Hertfordshire in 1979, but was beaten by the Conservative Geoffrey Dodsworth. He won Putney in the 1997 election, defeating David Mellor, but lost it in 2005 to Justine Greening.

His Parliamentary interests included trade and industry, the environment, pensions and finance. He is currently Associate Director of Africapractice, a corporate citizenship and communications consultancy.

Since 2006, he is a founding member of the World Future Council.


  1. ^ "Tony Colman". BBC News (London). 16 October 2002. Retrieved 2007-12-11. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
David Mellor
Member of Parliament for Putney
Succeeded by
Justine Greening