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 30 September 2014
Boris vs Theresa: why their #cpc14 speeches were really leadership hustings

Theresa May and Boris Johnson have a small cadre of parliamentary acolytes who hope their candidate will succeed David Cameron.

post 29 September 2014
Osborne benefits freeze: political genius or death wish?

Senior Tories say they've road-tested today's announcement to death. There is strong voter support; it has gone down "extremely well" in the focus groups.

post 29 September 2014
The Tories' imperfect European armistice

George Osborne sticks rigidly to the line that the Tory leadership is not shifting its position on whether there are any circumstances in which it might back an "out" vote in an "in/out" referendum.

post 28 September 2014
Defections and resignations - a rocky start to the Tory party conference

They're waving union jacks in the hall of the Tory Party Conference in Birmingham but in a hectic high-octane three weeks of politics this flag was nearly ditched.

post 26 September 2014
MPs will back Iraq-only attacks

One minister said the truth is that the attacks that will be authorised with today's vote are one step on a ladder of 20 rungs and no one really knows what the other steps will turn out to be.

post 24 September 2014
Commons to vote on Iraq IS attacks on Friday

Seeking parliamentary approval before military action has brought in a new era that inhibits prime ministers in a way that would be unthinkable to their predecessors.

post 23 September 2014
Ed Miliband: 'We will do it together'

The idea behind Ed Miliband's speech was to make the forthcoming election a battle of the plans, and its central message was solidarity - or "the spirit of together".

post 23 September 2014
Commons to vote on IS attacks

Parliament could be recalled as soon as Friday for a vote on military action against Isil in their Iraqi and Syrian bases. The government is increasingly confident it has Labour on board.

post 22 September 2014
Chequers Tory summit

MPs were left in no doubt that after a general election two measures - a bill for Scotland, changes to standing orders for the English - were expected to happen at the same time.

post 22 September 2014
Near death experience still overshadows all

Given the shock-waves still emenating from Scotland, Labour's more or less given up on getting mega publicity for more than one day this week. It's putting all its hopes in tomorrow's leader's speech.

post 21 September 2014
Are the Tories really backtracking on Scottish powers?

The political fight over Scottish devolution is raging, and the Tories seem unwilling to move unless the question of English governance is answered.

post 19 September 2014
Salmond resignation makes no camp's win all the sweeter

Opponents of Scottish independence will feel they have brought down Alex Salmond, who has announced his resignation.

post 19 September 2014
David Cameron's English offer

David Cameron risks jeopardising a Scottish devolution project which he promised as recently as last week in a desperate bid to turn round a referendum here that was slipping away from him.

post 19 September 2014
#indyref: Cameron - 'It's time for the English to be heard'

David Cameron in a statement at No. 10 promised to honour the pledges made to the Scottish people at the last moment in the referendum campaign. But he also said the millions in England must now be h

post 19 September 2014
#indyref: it looks like a no

Early indications are a no win is emerging from the mists. When even the Western Isles is voting no, a bastion of nationalist support, it suggests this isn't happening for the independence supporters.

post 17 September 2014
The devout believers of the yes and no camps

Ask supporters in either camp how they'll feel if the other lot win and the word you hear most often is "devastated". A yes supporter said she would want to slit her wrists.

post 16 September 2014
The devolution offer - what's it worth?

We are again dealing with the consequences of the no camp coming late to the alternative offer they thought they could put off until after the referendum.

post 15 September 2014
Gordon Brown tries to bump David Cameron off the news

If it's a no vote on Thursday, Gordon Brown will feel he played a central role in helping to save the union. Quite a few others will agree.

post 15 September 2014
Tories ponder what next if it's a 'no'

David Cameron's future is very shaky if there's a yes vote on Thursday. But he could survive a no vote - and it might even enhance his position.