|Member of the European Parliament
for South West England
1 October 2008 – 26 May 2014
|Preceded by||Graham Booth|
|Succeeded by||Julia Reid|
27 August 1941 |
St Breward, Cornwall, England
|Political party||UK Independence Party|
Bernard Trevor Colman (born 27 August 1941 in St Breward, Cornwall) was a Member of the European Parliament for South West England. He represented the 2nd seat in the constituency, for the UK Independence Party.
He had a grammar school education at Sir James Smith's School, Camelford and Tavistock Grammar School. Since leaving school, he has had a varied career, working in a farm suppliers company, in a magistrate's clerk's office, as a Police Superintendent (1962–1995) and as a script adviser (1994–1998) to the television detective series Wycliffe.
Mr Colman served on the UKIP National Executive Committee between 2004 and 2005.
He presented a programme called European Union: Shock Waves for Life TV in 2004. Life TV's owners were fined £12,000 by regulators Ofcom because of a lack of impartiality and failure to present alternative viewpoints.
Mr Colman 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 European 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.
In the European Parliament, Mr Colman sits on the Committee on International Trade and is a substitute for the Committee on Constitutional Affairs.
In March 2011 Mr Colman left the Europe of Freedom and Democracy group which includes UKIP, allegedly due to an "unresolved dispute over financial and staffing issues." However Colman continued to represent UKIP as a Non-Inscrit.
Colman resigned at the 2014 European election.