Mike German, Baron German

Michael James German, Baron German, OBE (born 8 May 1945) is a British politician, serving currently as a member of the House of Lords and formerly as a member of the National Assembly for Wales for the South Wales East region. He was leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats from 2007 to 2008. In 1996, he was awarded an OBE for his public and political service.


The Lord German

Deputy First Minister of Wales
In office
13 June 2002  8 May 2003
First MinisterRhodri Morgan
Preceded byJenny Randerson (Acting)
Succeeded byIeuan Wyn Jones (2007)
In office
16 October 2000  6 July 2001
First MinisterRhodri Morgan
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byJenny Randerson (Acting)
Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats
In office
13 October 2007  8 December 2008
LeaderMenzies Campbell
Sir Vince Cable
Nick Clegg
Preceded byLembit Opik
Succeeded byKirsty Williams
Member of the Welsh Assembly
for South Wales East
In office
6 May 1999  30 June 2010
Preceded byNew Assembly
Succeeded byVeronica German
Member of the House of Lords
Lord Temporal
Assumed office
29 June 2010
Life Peerage
Personal details
Born (1945-05-08) 8 May 1945 (age 76)
Cardiff, Wales
Political partyLiberal Democrats
Spouse(s)(1) Georgette German[1]
(2) Veronica German
Alma materOpen University