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 03 May 2016
Jeremy Corbyn's accidental new electoral test

By claiming that he is aiming to gain seats in this Thursday's local elections, Jeremy Corbyn set himself an electoral test that he will struggle to win. But he did it by accident.

post 28 April 2016
Brussels Commission: in the Belly of the Beast

If there is optimism about the outcome of the referendum in Downing Street they most definitely have not communicated it to Brussels successfully.

post 22 April 2016
Farage says Project Fear is working

This Presidential visit ends a two-week barrage of Remain artillery which has left the Leave campaign winded and divided.

post 20 April 2016
SNP works out where 'centre of Scottish political opinion truly is'

Demanding powers and then not using them is one of the central stories at the heart of this campaign.

post 19 April 2016
Vote Leave's 'squeamishness about pressing the immigration button'

In Michael Gove, the Leave team have a joint convenor and leading voice who has never been comfortable with the Theresa May line on immigration.

post 14 April 2016
Corbyn: a convincing conversion to Pro-EU?

Where better for Jeremy Corbyn to try to bail out Tory-led Project Fear on the EU than in the Ministry of Fear. The Senate Building at the University of London was the Ministry of Information in the

post 13 April 2016
John Whittingdale: the minister, the papers and the dominatrix

We will probably never know if the newspapers that didn't publish the Whittingdale story were hoping to apply pressure to the Culture Secretary.

post 07 April 2016
Present, future and now past - Cameron seeks to head off tax queries

People close to the PM say he was fed up seeing his father's face linked to unsavoury business practices, wanted to defend his father and felt he personally had nothing to hide.

post 06 April 2016
Government warning: Brexit can damage your health

The Government's leaflet setting out it's case for Britain remaining in the EU is a pretty dour production. From next week it goes out to every household in the UK.

post 17 March 2016
Budget - the morning after

The Resolution Foundation has been crunching the numbers from the Budget and they say they point to real average pay taking even longer to get back to pre-crash levels.

post 15 March 2016
Academies for all - whether you want them or not

The abolition of non-academy schools marks the end of the system of devolved, local accountability for schools that goes back nearly 150 years. But why is it in the Budget?

post 15 March 2016
Leave gets a welcome in the Valleys

Are the Welsh Valleys tempted by Brexit? Neil Kinnock tells Gary Gibbon that his fellow countrymen will end up voting to stay in the EU.

post 08 March 2016
EU referendum and Whitehall slumbers

You might have thought that today's Cabinet would see fireworks, not least as it was preceded by a meeting of Political Cabinet with Boris Johnson turning up. But Mr Johnson had nothing to say.

post 07 March 2016
Jeremy Corbyn: could more Labour MPs be ready to depose him?

I get a sense from recent chats that there is an increase in the number Labour MPs who are ready to try to depose Jeremy Corbyn straight after the May elections.

post 24 February 2016
Mrs Gove to No 10: can we still be friends?

Will David Cameron forgive Michael Gove for backing "Leave" - and for casting doubt on whether the renegotiation deal is legally watertight? And will George Osborne be more forgiving?

post 22 February 2016
Boris Johnson throws Tory MPs into panic

Boris Johnson's decision to join the Leave camp has put Tory MPs in panic mode. Some now think David Cameron is toast whatever the result.

post 21 February 2016
After much deliberation, Boris Johnson joins leave campaign

Boris Johnson emphasised in his press conference that he wouldn't debate with other Tories, one David Cameron bit of advice that he has accepted.

post 20 February 2016
An historic cabinet... but not a bloody one

As Cabinet meets on a Saturday for the first time in 30 years the big hitters decide which side of the EU argument they will back.

post 20 February 2016
Michael Gove's journey: Will Boris follow?

Two sides to his personality have long vied in Michael Gove's political career: the free-thinker and the ambitious ally of George Osborne and David Cameron.