Gary Gibbon

Political Editor
Channel 4 News Political Editor gives his take on the latest news and gossip from the corridors of power in Westminster and beyond

Gary Gibbon has been Channel 4 News Political Editor since 2005. He gives his take on the latest news and gossip from the corridors of power in Westminster and beyond.

Gary has worked on four general elections for Channel 4 News. His interview with Peter Mandelson in 2001 triggered the Northern Ireland Secretary's second resignation from the Cabinet.

In 2006, he won the Royal Television Society Home News Award with Jon Snow for the scoop on the Attorney General's Legal Advice on Iraq. Gary also revealed details of Blair's pre-War meeting with George Bush n 2008 and won the Political Studies Association Broadcast Journalist of the Year award.


post 28 August 2014
By-election headache for Cameron as Tory MP defects to Ukip

Senior Tories were thrilled to see Ukip disappearing from the media not long after the European Elections - but a by-election circus in Essex gives them another sustained burst of publicity.

post 27 August 2014
South Yorkshire PCC

You have to think it must be a question of time before Shaun Wright takes the hint and stands down.

post 26 August 2014
Ramsgate, Uxbridge and election menace

Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson both announced the seats they would like to go for in the next election. Both hold menace for David Cameron - one is blatant and the other better concealed.

post 29 July 2014
More Russian sanctions - but will they hurt?

The EU has been locked in talks over more sanctions on Russia. They should include an assessment of how badly the City could be hit by restrictions on Russian banks seeking capital.

post 25 July 2014
Osborne marks GDP moment

George Osborne's response to news that Britain has recovered all the ground lost in the recession of 2008-09 speaks volumes of a government that believes it can win the election.

post 22 July 2014
Bildt on Ukraine and MH17: Europe woke up today

European Union foreign ministers meet with the prospect of tightening sanctions against Russia - but some still remain divided.

post 22 July 2014
Flight MH17 - Putin tacks to restrain EU

European leaders will gather today for a foreign ministers' meeting that is expected to be dominated by the issues of Russia and Ukraine. But what will actually be done?

post 21 July 2014
Russia: EU sanctions inch forward again

Don't hold your breath for a thunderclap of judgement on Russia tomorrow at the EU foreign ministers' gathering. You might get some tough rhetoric but you will not see a major escalation of sanctions.

post 16 July 2014
The Goves, Ken Clarke and Jean-Claude Juncker

I understand word has gone out to Mrs Gove to stop hitting the tweet button after a series of messages blurted out on Wednesday. They threatened to undermine the coordinated Gove/Cameron operation to

post 15 July 2014
Making way for 'girlies'? Cameron's new government

Men are still overly represented in the post-reshuffle government - but that's not what it feels like to some grumbling Tory males around Westminster.

post 15 July 2014
Cabinet reshuffle: Gove clipped, women in

Education Secretary Michael Gove is to become the new chief whip in the most wide-ranging cabinet reshuffle of David Cameron's premiership.

post 15 July 2014
Cabinet reshuffle: William Hague quits

William Hague stands down as foreign secretary and will stay in the cabinet as Leader of the Commons, Downing Street confirms.

post 14 July 2014
Ken Clarke may be dispensable - but don't expect him to go quietly

Kenneth Clarke's "retirement" from in the latest reshuffle will not have been voluntary. Meanwhile, Mr Cameron is likely to honour a pledge to give women a third of government jobs.

post 14 July 2014
Theresa May on Butler-Sloss

If Baroness Butler-Sloss came to the conclusion that her relationship to her brother meant she couldn't chair the investigation into child abuse, why couldn't the Home Office see that?

post 14 July 2014
The other reshuffle - Juncker's revenge?

Has David Cameron timed his cabinet reshuffle to free up a cabinet minister to go to Brussels and become a European commissioner?

post 08 July 2014
The dirt on the whips' 'dirt book'

Westminster holds its dark secrets like everywhere else. But don't expect them to have been handily written down and archived.

post 03 July 2014
Cameron: Scotland, don't go breaking my heart

The prime minister has ventured to Perth - known as Scotland's Hampshire - to ask reticent no voters to take heart and campaign openly against independence.

post 02 July 2014
Independence, ghosts and 'Stormont Scotland'

Prof Sir Tom Devine believes that if the yes side win, it will be thanks to something that was for decades unimaginable: Catholics voting for independence.

post 26 June 2014
David Cameron at Ypres: very well, alone

David Cameron is facing isolation in the European Union as he clashes with fellow leaders at a two-day summit to choose a new president for the European Commission.