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Lloyd George recognised as a 'Great Briton' by Royal Mail

The new stamp showing David Lloyd George and the House of Parliament Credit: Royal Mail

150 years after his birth, David Lloyd George is included in a new series of stamps recognising 'Great Britons'. Royal Mail say they hope the stamp will be a lasting tribute to the memory of the MP for Caernarfon Boroughs, who became Prime Minister during the First World War.

He is also remembered as the Chancellor of the Exchequer who laid the foundations of the welfare state in his 'People's Budget'. It introduced old age pensions for the first time, paid for by death duties on the wealthy.

The new stamp has been welcomed by Liberal Democrat AM William Powell, whose Mid and West Wales region includes Llanystumdwy where Lloyd George was brought up. He said that Britain's last Liberal premier was 'without doubt one of our nation's Prime Ministers'.

Lloyd George's birthday marked in Westminster and Gwynedd

Celebrations have taken place in Westminster and in Gwynedd to mark the hundred and fiftieth birthdays of one of Wales' greatest ever statesman.

David Lloyd George was born in Manchester but brought up on the Ll?n Peninsula. He became an MP and eventually Prime Minister at the time of the First World War.

He was also responsible for many social reforms, including the introduction of the old age pension.

Ian Lang reports.

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