Lord German

Michael German

Michael German


Liberal Democrat

Address as

Lord German

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 6942


Electoral history

Contested Cardiff North 1974, and Cardiff Central 1979, 1983 and 1987 general elections

Party groups

Member: Liberal Party/Welsh Liberal Democrats 1974-, Federal Executive Committee 1989-91; General election director, Welsh Liberal Democrats 1992-97; Leader, Welsh Liberal Democrats in the National Assembly 1998-2008; Member, Liberal Democrat Federal Executive Committee 2001-03; Leader, Welsh Liberal Democrats 2007-08; Member, Federal Policy Committee 2010-

Councils, public bodies

Cardiff City Council: Councillor 1983-96, Group Leader 1983-96, Joint Leader 1987-91

International bodies

Executive member, Wales branch, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association 2004-10; Member, British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly 2004-10

Political interests

Small businesses, education and skills, governance and constitutional affairs

Countries of interest

European Union, Moldova, Sub-Saharan Africa

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron German, of Llanfrechfa in the County Borough of Torfaen 2010

Register of Interests

5: Land and property

House in Cardiff from which rental income is received

House in Newport from which rental income is received

10: Non-financial interests (a)

Director and Executive Member, Cymru Yfory (Tomorrow's Wales)

10: Non-financial interests (b)

Pension Trustee, National Assembly for Wales