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 06 February 2016
Hilary Benn on seeing the light on Europe

When Britain was last asked to vote on Europe, back in 1975, Hilary Benn was in the No campaign. But, unlike his father, he has since been convinced of the benefits of the EU.

post 03 February 2016
David Cameron: emergency brake will reduce net migration

David Cameron says he is confident that his temporary emergency brake on in-work benefits will reduce net migration.

post 03 February 2016
Is the PM guilty of Euro-favouritism?

Is the PM favouring departments led by ministers likely to back him over Europe? That's the concern in Whitehall about how the negotiations with the EU played out.

post 02 February 2016
EU deal: do the dissenters remain gagged?

The Prime Minister found himself in Wiltshire when the Speaker would've liked him to be speaking to the Commons answering an Urgent Question on the EU draft deal.

post 01 February 2016
EU deal: we could be entering end game

David Cameron would not have sealed the deal he promised in his manifesto but he will argue that he's sealed something comparable, the same ends by different means.

post 28 January 2016
Arron Banks - pitbull or saviour?

Arron Banks' insurgent Leave campaign,, mocks the stately inactivity of Vote Leave, its Westminster obsession and its lack of grassroots activity.

post 25 January 2016
Cecil Parkinson - once groomed as Thatcher's successor

Here's the piece of paper that tells you how high in Margaret Thatcher's estimation Cecil Parkinson had risen by 1983.

post 21 January 2016
David Cameron to EU: no rush!

I'm not convinced the PM is truly relaxed about whether he gets an early deal in Brussels or not. He told a Davos gathering he wasn't in a hurry. Could've fooled Europe.

post 19 January 2016
What difference did the polls make to the election?

Stewart Wood, senior adviser to Ed Miliband when he was Leader of the Labour Party, believes the polls must have been wrong for all the years of Ed Miliband's leadership

post 16 January 2016
European referendum: at home with Bill Cash

If David Cameron wins the European referendum he will declare it has settled Britain's destiny. Bill Cash says it will do nothing of the sort. In the first of a series of interviews on Europe and

post 07 January 2016
John McDonnell: Labour right the new fringe

Where does this reshuffle leave things? Jeremy Corbyn's critics in Labour have spent a day getting angrier than their GPs would probably advise. But Jeremy Corbyn has held on to almost all the non-C

post 05 January 2016
EU Referendum: free vote for Cabinet

Downing Street hopes that giving Cabinet ministers a free vote in the EU Referendum will buy some calm. But will it encourage more big names to leap over to the "Leave" side?

post 04 January 2016
Labour reshuffle: waiting for Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn wants to avoid repeating the excruciating experience of Hilary Benn being applauded by Tories

post 15 December 2015
EU: Polls and taboos

Are 'remain' and 'leave' now level-pegging in the EU referendum? And what about all those who say they 'don't know'?

post 03 December 2015
Jeremy Corbyn critics throwing boulders

Where will things go next for Labour's Syria rebels - now calling themselves "the 66"?

post 02 December 2015
Jeremy Corbyn still seeking to persuade Labour MPs to stick with him

Pressure from the Left, some less-than-great government briefings, the PM's loose tongue on "terrorist sympathisers" are all helping diminish the numbers rebelling against Mr Corbyn.

post 02 December 2015
Syria debate: Johnson attacks 'self-righteous certitude'

Alan Johnson rebuked Corbyn's team with a sharp speech, but the debate hasn't had the energy of past Commons debates on war.

post 02 December 2015
Syria debate: converts unlikely after leaders' speeches

Neither David Cameron nor Jeremy Corbyn are likely to have won over any converts with their Commons speeches.

post 02 December 2015
Syria vote: Labour rebel slams "unpleasant tactics" of Corbyn's office

A pro-war Labour MP has urged her colleagues who want to vote for airstrikes to stand firm against the "unpleasant tactics" and intimidation from opponents of the war.