David Lloyd George: the last years
After David Lloyd George's refusal to join the War Cabinet in May 1940, he was offered the role of British Ambassador to Washington, which he also declined. His appearances in Parliament soon became less frequent and he made his final speech in the House of Commons on 11 June 1942, and cast his last vote on 18 February 1943 as one of the 121 MPs condemning the Government for failing to support the Beveridge report. In the New Year's Honours List in 1945 Lloyd George was awarded a peerage with the title of Earl Lloyd-George of Dwyfor. He did not live long enough to take his seat in the House of Lords as he died on 26 March 1945.