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 24 November 2015
Jeremy Corbyn: media training and Syria rebellion

The government has pencilled the Syria vote for Tuesday next week. How many Labour backbenchers will rebel against Jeremy Corbyn? And what will his shadow cabinet decide?

post 23 November 2015
Defence review, Corbyn and talk of a coup

I watched one Labour MP get up as Jeremy Corbyn spoke, shake his head and leave the chamber.

post 17 November 2015
Corbyn to Wembley, Cameron back to Commons

The Labour leader will have to respond to a statement from David Cameron calling for Britain to become involved in military air strikes in Syria.

post 15 November 2015
Paris fall-out for the UK

Leaders at the G20 will discuss terrorism at their dinner tonight. David Cameron is there but he will be back in the UK tomorrow to make a major foreign policy speech.

post 11 November 2015
Arise Rt Hon Jeremy Corbyn? Or stay standing?

Jeremy Corbyn joined the Privy Council this evening. Some are writing that up as proof the Labour Leader kneeled before the Queen - but he didn't.

post 11 November 2015
Brown to Osborne: 'rip up your tax credit cuts'

The former prime minister Gordon Brown passionately defends the tax credit system he created, but is less willing to pass comment on Jeremy Corbyn and his suitability as a future Labour PM.

post 10 November 2015
Cameron promises 'a new kind of European Union'

I asked what it would say about David Cameron's "substantial" renegotiation if the whole negotiation was wrapped up and the vote done and dusted a year and a half before his original deadline.

post 09 November 2015
Osborne and spending round spats

Allies of Iain Duncan Smith feel they have fought a feisty rearguard action after the Treasury came snooping round their universal credit money.

post 06 November 2015
Ken Livingstone calls for Labour MP expulsions

Is Jeremy Corbyn's inner circle eyeing a showdown with Labour HQ over an aide's "class war" tweet?

post 04 November 2015
Who is worrying about the investigatory powers draft bill?

Nick Clegg said he was suspicious of the much trailed Investigatory Powers Bill and would want to look very carefully under the bonnet.

post 03 November 2015
Syria response may show the limits of the PM's authority

The government has snapped back at headlines saying it's thrown in the towel on joining the US in attacking Syria. Is the Prime Minister discovering the limits of his authority?

post 01 November 2015
Jeremy Corbyn, unilateralism and Trident

Scottish Labour has voted against Trident. Jeremy Corbyn's team may think the wider party could follow suit.

post 29 October 2015
Tax credits and Cameron and Osborne's different horizons

David Cameron has made much of how the Commons has passed the tax credit changes and the Lords were defying the elected chamber when they voted against them on Monday.

post 29 October 2015
Chilcot gives a timetable - of sorts

The Chilcot blame game is in full flight today, everyone trying to make sure the public and the relatives of those who were killed or injured in Iraq don't blame them for the long, long wait.

post 27 October 2015
Jeremy Corbyn: meet the man whose words you'll speak

Jeremy Corbyn on Labour's new spin doctor Seamus Milne: "You'll all have read his columns over the years. Now you'll be reading them out."

post 26 October 2015
Lords debate tax credits: showdown, climbdown or just a distraction?

"People are just frightened," one Tory MP said. He likened the atmosphere of fear to Gordon Brown's domination of Labour MPs ahead of his succession to the party leadership.

post 20 October 2015
Cameron off the naughty step with China

Pro-Tibet demonstrators were massively out-numbered by a well-planned bussed-in deluge of pro-regime supporters from all over the country.

post 17 October 2015
Sturgeon to Scotland - trust me

Nicola Sturgeon used her leader's speech to make a very personal plea to Scotland's voters to trust her with running the Scottish government.

post 15 October 2015
Sturgeon focused on May elections - but referendum question refuses to die

Nicola Sturgeon tried to put the second referendum issue to one side this morning so her conference would focus on the Holyrood elections. But she didn't put the issue in the long grass ... you can