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Mike German

Arglwydd German

Mike German

Michael entered the House of Lords in June 2010. He was previously a member of the National Assembly for Wales for the South Wales East region and was leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats from 2007-2008 and Leader of the Assembly Group from 1999-2007.

In 1996 he was awarded an OBE for his public and political service.

He was a Cardiff City Councillor from 1983-96. He was Group Leader from 1983-96, Joint Leader of the Council from 1987-91.

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Small businesses, education and skills, governance and constitutional affairs


Member, Liberal Party/Welsh Liberal Democrats 1974-; General election director, Welsh Liberal Democrats 1992-97; Member, Federal Executive Committee; Leader, Welsh Liberal Democrats in the National Assembly 1998-2008; Member, Liberal Democrat Federal Executive Committee 2001-; Leader, Welsh Liberal Democrats 2007-08

Co-Chair of the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Committee for Work and Pensions 2010 -

Chair of the Parliament Choir 2010 -

Member of the Liberal Democrat Federal Policy Committee 2010-

Secretary of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Oman

Hon President - Dolen Cymru (The Wales-Lesotho Link) 2008 -

Alternate Member for the UK Parliament, The British Irish Parliamentary Assembly

Hon President - The Monmouthshire, Brecon and Abergavenny Canals Trust 2011 -

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Diweddariadau Diweddar

  • Erthygl: 2011 Mai 23

    Responding to the news that the Newport Passport Office will remain open, Lord Mike German, Welsh Liberal Democrat Member of the House of Lords, said:

    "This is much better news than we first feared. The job losses proposed are regrettable but have been limited and there will now be a proper Passport Office in Newport and Wales.

  • Erthygl: 2009 Hyd 22

    Responding to the Forensic Science Service announcement on the closureof the Chepstow laboratories, Michael German, Assembly Member for SouthWales East said:

    "I am very disappointed and saddened by the decision to close theforensic lab at Chepstow. It is the wrong decision. However, there isstill a small window of opportunity during the formal consultation forthe Welsh police forces to ask the Forensic Science Service to retain abase in Wales".

  • Erthygl: 2009 Hyd 8

    Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly member calls for ban on anti-Muslim protest organised by Welsh Defence League Michael German, former leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats, who represents South East Wales in the National Assembly for Wales, commenting on the anti-Muslim protest that is planned to take place in Newport on the 24th of October said: "I am very concerned about the damage to our communities in Newport by this event. Some of the protesters are known football hooligans. When these people protest, violence normally follows. For example, they protested in Birmingham last August, police needed to act and they make a total of 34 arrests".

  • Erthygl: 2009 Gorff 8

    Senior AM fights threat to vital crime busting unit in Wales Assembly Member Michael German was completely convinced by staff representing all levels and areas of the workforce that the only forensic lab in Wales at Chepstow should remain open. After a long and productive meeting with staff last week Mr. German said, "Any proposal to close the Chepstow lab is incomprehensible. The facilities are ideally located for a quick response for Wales and the South West. Specialist crime scene investigators are often called out at short notice and shorter travel time means that evidence can be seen fresh before any deterioration. These scientists are the unsung heroes of the criminal justice system and they are certainly not short of work." The Welsh Liberal Democrat AM went on to say, "The scientists at Chepstow have an excellent record in meeting targets for turn around times and quality of work. I am concerned that these proposals will result in the loss of expert, highly skilled jobs from Wales which as a country can ill afford to lose. This in turn has an impact on the local economy. "I am calling on the Forensic Science Service to rethink these plans and urge people to support the staff in their fight to keep the only forensic lab in Wales open. I cannot understand why the Welsh Assembly Government is not leading the fight to save these jobs." Mr. German confirmed that he will be meeting with a delegation of staff again in later in the month to discuss progress in the fight to keep the laboratory open and options for the campaign to secure the future for the Chepstow base.