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 09 December 2014
Scottish Labour leadership contest and the general election

Voting in the race to be leader of the Scottish Labour Party closes tomorrow and some claim echoes of the 2010 battle of the Miliband brothers.

post 04 December 2014
The incredible shrinking state?

With drastic cuts needed to meet its economic pledges, experts fear that the government has no secret plan, but is making policy up on the hoof.

post 03 December 2014
On track to smallest state since 1930s? Not if Vince can help it

One Treasury source said this was "just where the graph lines happened to end up," implying no champagne popping pencilled in for the big day five years off.

post 02 December 2014
Is the government playing fast and loose with the numbers?

Labour says the government has massively over-estimated how far down the track it is with infrastructure projects. Is it time for a candour deficit reduction plan?

post 02 December 2014
'A third or a quarter' of cuts still to come. Really?

Treasury Secretary Danny Alexander reckons a third or a quarter of cuts are still to come after the election. The Institute for Fiscal Studies says 50 per cent. Who is right?

post 01 December 2014
'Couple of surprises' up Osborne's sleeve for autumn statement

Tory MPs tell me they suspect the chancellor's getting all his infrastructure and NHS spending news out of the way early because he's given up on getting a hearing for good news on Wednesday.

post 01 December 2014
Gordon Brown and the last minute job offer

Gordon Brown leaves parliament only weeks after his successor Ed Miliband asked him to throw himself back into frontline politics.

post 28 November 2014
Cameron back from the brink on Europe and immigration

The idea of an emergency brake on EU immigration remained in David Cameron's speech until a few days ago. But at the last moment, the prime minister pulled back.

post 28 November 2014
New powers for Scotland - but can they save Labour at the polls?

The SNP's message all day has been that there's less to the devolution deal than meets the eye. This afternoon they got support for that proposition from the former Labour First Minister Lord (Jack) M

post 27 November 2014
At breakneck speed a new UK takes shape

As the deadline for proposals on devolving more powers to Scotland approached, ministers were busy trying to secure last-minute deals for their own spending departments.

post 26 November 2014
Scottish Labour in despair

I've spent the afternoon taking the temperature of Labour MPs after their party's decision to back 100 per cent devolution of income tax to Holyrood. The temperature is at morgue chiller levels.

post 25 November 2014
Scottish Labour U-turn on tax devolution

Jim Murphy, the front-runner for leadership of the Scottish Labour party, decides he does want full tax devolution to Scotland after all.

post 21 November 2014
Miliband 'furious' at Thornberry tweet gaffe

A much-analysed tweet brings Ed Miliband his Bigotgate moment - making the departure of Labour "soulmate" Emily Thornberry inevitable.

post 18 November 2014
Rochester - graveyard for old political vessels

We asked Bob Marshall-Andrews and David Davis to their hands converting Ukip supporters in Rochester. They certainly heard some strident views but the pincer movement didn't convert anyone.

post 13 November 2014
Ed Miliband: 'Believe me, I'll change everything'

Ed Miliband's mission was to get voters listening to his message - they want big change and he's the only guy offering it. But he knows that one speech won't do it.

post 12 November 2014
Real earnings and Labour fortunes: graph lines crossed

Just as the earnings/inflation lines crossed in the right direction for the government, the Lab/Con graph lines of support crossed in the wrong direction for Labour.

post 12 November 2014
Juncker says Luxembourg squeaky clean on tax

żJean-Claude Juncker blames Europe for Luxembourg's industrial scale tax avoidance, after a bombshell revelation about the country's treatment of company finances.

post 11 November 2014
Cameron welcomes ECJ ruling against benefits tourist

The Tories (and Labour, I hear) are looking at stopping access to non-contributory benefits (which is most benefits) even for EU citizens who are working their chaussettes off.

post 05 November 2014
UK's Iraq deployment - thin end of wedge?

A few dozen UK soldiers are going to train Iraqis, but if a third country can be found to host a bigger training programme, many more might be heading abroad to boost Iraqi expertise.