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 14 October 2014
Cameron sets high stakes for the Rochester by-election

In deciding to use an open primary to select the Tory Rochester by-election candidate, the Conservative leader has helped to set the stakes extraordinarily high.

post 13 October 2014
Farage invited to TV debate

Deep down, the Tories worry Nigel Farage would sweep up support as he did in the Clegg/Farage debates in the European election.

post 10 October 2014
Ukip flashing red lights in the Tory and Labour cockpits

The problem for Labour and the Conservatives is that a lot of Ukip voters don't see much difference between their leaders.

post 08 October 2014
Clegg attacks 'un-British' grievance politics

Nick Clegg revealed that George Osborne, when he refused to implement a bigger tax threshold leap in the 2012 budget, said: "I don't want to deliver a Lib Dem budget."

post 07 October 2014
How are the Lib Dems defending their seats?

This morning I left the conference venue to take a look at one of the seats the Lib Dems are defending in Scotland.

post 05 October 2014
Lib Dems adopt grim determination... and shirt sleeves

Danny Alexander is not without ambition. Over time he has tried various tactics to convince Lib Dems that they should take him to their hearts and consider him future leadership material.

post 04 October 2014
Can more be done to find Islamic State murderers?

The PM told security chiefs at Chequers he wanted to be sure everything possible was being done to track down the killers of Alan Henning. But is there enough intelligence to find them?

post 04 October 2014
Lib Dems - despite it all, still game?

Thousands poured into the area around the Lib Dem Conference in Glasgow at lunchtime, just as the debates were getting under way. Alas for the Lib Dems they were here to see live comedy next door...

article 03 October 2014 UK
Tory human rights plan 'doesn't make sense' - video

Ex-president of the European Court of Human Rights Sir Nicolas Bratza says Tory plans to ignore European rulings would put the UK parliament in breach of international law and "set a bad example".

post 01 October 2014
David Cameron, 'your 'umble servant', promises tax cuts

In a politically disengaged era the PM aims to catch voters' attention with some direct cash offers on taxation and some direct political messages too.

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.