|Member of the Welsh Assembly|
for South Wales East
1 July 2010 – 31 March 2011 
|Preceded by||Mike German|
|Succeeded by||Lindsay Whittle|
|Member of Newport City Council|
|Member of Torfaen Borough Council|
2008 – ?
|Born||12 February 1957|
|Political party||Welsh Liberal Democrats|
|Spouse(s)||Mike German, Lord German|
|Portfolio||Health, Local Government and Equalities|
Veronica Kathleen German (née Hopkins; born 12 February 1957) is a Liberal Democrat politician and a former member of the National Assembly of Wales. She was a list member for South Wales East between 2010 and 2011.
German has lived in the Newport and Cwmbran area for nearly 30 years. She graduated at Aston University where she studied Chemical Engineering, as well as achieving a Masters in Biochemical Engineering at the University of Birmingham. While a third year student as part of her "sandwich degree" course, she was assigned to the pilot plant at Cadburys Bournville when they were developing the production of bubbles into the Cadbury Wispa chocolate bar where she "served" under her head of Dept. Dave Green.
She was a teacher for 25 years, where she taught Science, Maths and ICT in many schools across the former Gwent LEA area.
In May 2010, the then Assembly Member for South Wales East, Mike German, her husband, was named to the House of Lords as a 'working peer' in the Dissolution Honours list. She succeeded him as an AM, as she was the next candidate on the regional party list in 2007.
German took up her seat as Assembly Member for South Wales East in July 2010, making her the first new member of the Assembly since 2007. Immediately after taking up her new position, German pledged to continue to campaign for the tolls at Severn Bridge to be reduced.
Whist an Assembly Member, she was the Welsh Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Health, Local Government and Equalities, as well as a member of the Petitions Committee; the Equal Opportunities Committee; the Health, Wellbeing and Local Government Committee; and Legislation Committee No. 3.
She failed to retain her list seat in the 2011 election. She contested the Monmouth assembly constituency during the 2016 National Assembly for Wales election and the same seat in the 2017 General Election, being unsuccessful on both occasions.
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|National Assembly for Wales|
| Assembly Member for South Wales East
2010 - 2011
Lindsay Whittle (Plaid)
| Spokesperson for Health, Local Government and Equalities
2010 - 2011