Lord of the cruis­ing rings?

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LIB­ERAL DEMOCRAT PEER and wa­ter­ways sup­porter Lord Ger­man has be­come the first mem­ber of the House of Lords to be recog­nised by the In­land Wa­ter­ways As­so­ci­a­tion as its Par­lia­men­tar­ian of the Year.

Be­fore be­com­ing a Lord in 2010, he was a mem­ber of the Welsh Assem­bly for 11 years, served as its Deputy First Min­is­ter, and was leader of the Welsh LimDems. He is also hon­orary Pres­i­dent of the Monmouthshire Brecon & Aber­gavenny Canals Trust, which is work­ing to re­store the aban­doned south­ern lengths of the canal.

He is pic­tured (right) re­ceiv­ing the award at the IWA Par­lia­men­tary Din­ner from Na­tional Chair­man Les Etheridge, who took the op­por­tu­nity to press MPs and Lords to “seize the op­por­tu­nity” to go ahead with the pro­posed trans­fer of the En­vi­ron­ment Agency rivers to the Canal & River Trust.

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