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'.