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 21 October 2016
Theresa May's 'prestigious' slot for speech to EU leaders

A bumper UK/EU free trade deal has always been at the heart of Brexiteers' assumptions about why life on the outside might be better for the UK.

post 20 October 2016
Theresa May gets 15 minutes on Brexit

President Hollande gave the sharpest words of the day on Brexit. The French President said: " I have said it very clearly; Madame Theresa May wants a hard Brexit, then talks will be hard too."

post 20 October 2016
Brexit vote: Number 10 aide's view on why Remain lost

He praises the Leave side for early preparation and better knowledge of the arguments and for rebuttal speed.

post 14 October 2016
Nicola Sturgeon: border checks 'lack all credibility'

Nicola Sturgeon feels that Theresa May has gifted her a priceless argument for the second Scottish independence referendum whenever it comes.

post 13 October 2016
Does hard Brexit equal Scottish Independence?

There would be a draft second independence bill published on Monday and she would make preparations so Scotland could call a referendum before Britain leaves the EU in 2019.

post 12 October 2016
Theresa May cautious over no-fly-zones in Syria

Everything we know about Mrs May suggests that she would be very cautious about increasing overseas involvement like a no-fly-zone.

post 05 October 2016
Theresa May puts herself at the head of the angry mob

The message is that great change must come, dictated by the roar of the Brexit vote. She has determined what the roar meant.

post 04 October 2016
Tories look to increase majority with DUP deal

The Conservatives and DUP are looking into an arrangement that could increase the Tories' working majority.

post 03 October 2016
Philip Hammond: caution and wariness as Brexit edges closer

Philip Hammond is addressing business people tonight. A friend said he rather expected the cheers and gasps would happen in the very opposite places where they had in the conference hall for his speec

post 03 October 2016
Theresa May: the captain of HMS Brexit surfaces

Theresa May rubbished the distinction between "hard" and "soft" Brexit as a "false dichotomy."

post 02 October 2016
PM to invoke Article 50 before end of March - but then what?

Theresa May has given herself a little more leeway on starting the Brexit negotiations with the EU partners. She's also asked the rest of the EU for a bit more help.

post 28 September 2016
Labour: Corbyn's moderate tone surprises delegates

Yesterday, Tom Watson said the Labour Party should be about reforming not replacing capitalism. Today, in a speech much of which could've been delivered by Ed Miliband, Jeremy Corbyn sounded a moderat

post 27 September 2016
Labour: The right fights back

After heavy pounding from the Corbyn camp in the leadership election result, his opponents in the party returned fire today.

post 26 September 2016
Labour leadership angers GMB union with fracking announcement

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn needs votes from the GMB union - but his views on Trident and fracking could be problematic.

post 26 September 2016
Labour's new balance of power gives hope to anti-Corbyn MPs

Jeremy Corbyn may have cemented his position as Labour leader but the arguments continue over who holds sway in the party's ruling committee.

post 25 September 2016
Corbyn's critics waiting for the olive branch

Jeremy Corbyn is talking about extending an olive branch to his defeated MPs but his opponents say they haven't seen it yet.

post 24 September 2016
Jeremy Corbyn increases his majority

Jeremy Corbyn has increased his majority, a pretty rare feat his team say. His share of the vote has gone up from 59.5 per cent to 61.8 per cent, largely thanks to an increased share of the members'

post 23 September 2016
Doomed Smith challenge a dream for Team Corbyn

Owen Smith's tilt at the Labour leadership gave Jeremy Corbyn a welcome "shot in the arm", says his team.

post 23 September 2016
Boris, Jim and Theresa

On Theresa May's flight to New York one official on her team joked he'd issued instructions that Boris Johnson was to be "rugby tackled" if he looked like he was leaving their section of the plane to