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 27 April 2015
General election 2015: David Cameron pumps it up

David Cameron has done another very psyched up outing to convince anyone who doubted it that he is desperately keen to carry on in the job.

post 24 April 2015
Tories gnawing the Lib Dem lifebelt

The Tories are in danger of desperately gnawing through the very lifebelt they may need after 7 May. Put that to senior Tories and they acknowledge the problem but feel they can do no other.

post 22 April 2015
Ed Miliband profile: Gary Gibbon meets the Labour Leader

Meet Ed Miliband on the road right now and you meet a very ebullient person. He's more consistently relaxed and confident than close aides can remember.

post 21 April 2015
Cameron, Clegg and Farage: watch Gary Gibbon's profiles

With the general election just over two weeks away and the result highly unpredictable, Gary Gibbon talks to three of the party leaders.

post 20 April 2015
David Cameron profile: Gary Gibbon speaks to the Conservative leader

If he did get back in, what sort of David Cameron would we see? The long gone husky-cuddling eco-warrior won't make a reappearance presumably.

post 20 April 2015
Nigel Farage profile: his political career began in a bar

As the Ukip leader tells it, he saw the light in a bar in 1990, on the day the UK entered the exchange rate mechanism. Since then, his mission has mushroomed into something much bigger.

post 19 April 2015
David Cameron attacks SNP on The Andrew Marr Show

The main thrust of Mr Cameron's interview was an attack on the SNP. Andrew Marr said the PM was beginning to sound like an English Nationalist, which went down pretty badly.

post 15 April 2015
Lib Dems: we'll out-spend Labour and Tories on education

Nick Clegg began his manifesto launch with attacks on Ukip and the SNP. Only the Lib Dems could be trusted as a coalition partner, he said.

post 14 April 2015
Conservative manifesto: sober, but with some cross-dressing

The Tories wanted to play what they see as their good management card at today's manifesto launch. But their plans still contain some smoke and mirrors.

post 13 April 2015
Is Ed Miliband's fiscal responsibility promise just a Houdini lock?

Labour proclaims a "fiscal responsibility lock" in its manifesto - but the IFS says his rules are so vague as to give him a lot of wriggle room.

post 13 April 2015
Labour's pledge on tax credits

Labour's election manifesto commits to inflation-linked tax credits and a media sector in which no one owner enjoys undue influence.

post 10 April 2015
Scotland: could tactical voting dent SNP's election prospects?

Our YouGov poll adds to Labour's gloom in Scotland with one tiny qualification. There's a chance the headline figures for MPs elected are a bit better (or less awful) than it might seem.

post 09 April 2015
No more non-doms: Tories change the conversation

Following the apparent success with voters of Ed Miliband's non-dom policy, the Tories have focused on Trident and the effect the SNP in a kingmaker role could have on the UK's defence policy.

post 09 April 2015
Is Labour's ethnic minority vote holding up?

All is not stable in every part of Labour's ethnic minority vote, and it may suffer from a failure to act on this - if not at this election, then at the next.

post 08 April 2015
Scotland second debate: Lib Dem to SNP - don't break promises

Jim Murphy was much more on his best form than yesterday at the second Scottish leaders' debate, taking on Nicola Sturgeon on the issue of "full fiscal autonomy."

post 08 April 2015
Nicola Sturgeon: for many Scots, the SNP leader can do no wrong

Nicola Sturgeon has arrived in the top job with perfect timing and it would seem, for many Scots, perfect casting.

post 07 April 2015
Tony Blair, the election and the brand

Tony Blair would look disloyal if he didn't raise a finger to help his successor. He's already sprinkled 106,000 around local parties - not all of it welcomed with open arms.

post 03 April 2015
Leaders' debate: Nicola Sturgeon's national 'debut'?

Michael Gove calls Nicola Sturgeon a "debutante" and a "very impressive one", as the First Minister received praise for her performance in the leaders' debate.

post 02 April 2015
Leaders debate: how the night unfolded

The UK's party leaders clashed on a range of issues including the NHS, immigration and the deficit in the first TV election debate.