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 19 September 2014
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.

post 12 September 2014
Paisley's death revives memories of sectarian Scotland

Ian Paisley's death comes the day before an Orange Order march in Edinburgh. Coupled with Nigel Farage's visit to Scotland tonight, it's not the grid the Better Together campaign would want.

post 11 September 2014
Nearly all Scots registered to vote - a boost for the yes vote?

Registration of voters in Scotland ahead of the referendum has reached an all-time high with 97 per cent of the population registered in potential boost for Yes campaign.

post 11 September 2014
Salmond snaps back at 'Black Wednesday' scares

In Edinburgh for Alex Salmond's press conference for international media. Judging by the applause and yes badges it's not just media in the audience.

post 10 September 2014
Family UK vs team Scotland: how the indyref campaigns divide

David Cameron has been up in Edinburgh to tell voters that they mustn't vote for independence just to hurt the "effing Tories." The "UK family" was too wonderful, historic and productive to split up,

post 09 September 2014
No camp throw the kitchen sink at it

I find some long-standing devolution supporters who, after month and month of staring at the binary choice on offer, have grown used to the risks, or "bumps" as Alex Salmond calls them, of independenc

post 09 September 2014
Will 'almost federal' offer to Scots change votes?

You find quite a few late-surge yes supporters saying they wish that devo max had been on the ballot paper.

post 08 September 2014
Will devolution process turn 'switherers'?

Labour decided the best interests of the cross-party agreement on fast-tracked devolution would be served if they slipped the announcement out early from the lips of Gordon Brown.

post 07 September 2014
Ten days left - neck and neck

An anti-politics feeling may be chipping away at the no camp's support in the independence vote, as young Scots prepare for the final push.

post 04 September 2014
Ed Miliband - I'm the change, not independence

Ed Miliband tries to save the union and the referendum with a new "help is on its way" message to traditional Labour voters in a mining community.

post 02 September 2014
Independence referendum: plenty for Labour to worry about

I found one voter who said he was undecided, 60/40 for independence and who said only one Labour voice might pull him back to the union: Gordon Brown.

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.