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 01 July 2015
Heathrow report 'steaming poo' for Cameron - senior Tory

The pre-briefing on Sir Howard Davies' report on airport capacity focused on the Gatwick caveat - we like Heathrow but Gatwick will do. The final report is written nothing like that.

post 26 June 2015
Europe - 'engaged' and yet split  

David Cameron ended up getting the prestigious 11pm slot to speak for about 5 minutes about Britain's renegotiation. A source said the Prime Minister didn't notice if anyone had left the room.

post 25 June 2015
EU referendum - the battle edges closer

Those mighty struggles that the EU is wrestling with today - Greece and migration - go to the heart of the "out" campaigners best hopes of winning.

post 24 June 2015
Alexis Tsipras has his homework thrown back at him by IMF

The IMF like their emergency economic plans from debtor countries pretty heavy on the spending cuts, light on the tax rises. The Tsipras plan was the very opposite.

post 22 June 2015
Rolling the pitch for tax credit rollback

The government is acutely aware that some of the voters critical to its victory in swing seats were workers at the lower end of the pay scale who were claiming tax credits.

post 17 June 2015
Chilcot Iraq report may be delayed until May 2016

There's an update from Sir John Chilcot's Iraq Inquiry - but you may feel it doesn't shed much light...

post 16 June 2015
Tory rebellion on Europe: a sign of strength or weakness?

The big debate now is over a renegotiation which will be followed by a giant safety valve for backbench discontent: their longed-for referendum.

post 15 June 2015
Why Harlow is the sort of seat where Labour is in retreat

Former Labour Treasury secretary Liam Byrne says Harlow, in Essex, is typical of the sort of Labour target seat where the party failed to make headway at the general election.

post 08 June 2015
Would Cameron sack ministers over Europe?

Some close to the PM believe he is already leaning towards the lenient approach pioneered by Harold Wilson: letting ministers keep their jobs while they campaign on opposing side in the referendum.

post 04 June 2015
Royal Mail sell off: Ed Miliband is back

George Osborne announces the sell-off of the last third of Royal Mail and Ed Miliband gives his first speech in nine years from the back benches.

post 04 June 2015
No 10's media machine tightens its grip

George Osborne will speak on the economic task ahead today, just as the OECD suggests he might consider easing off. Don't expect that to be the tone of his remarks though.

post 02 June 2015
Are the Lib Dems shifting closer to Charles Kennedy's ideal of the party?

Charles Kennedy's distinctive stance on his own party's positioning may be about to undergo a revival.

post 27 May 2015
Queen's Speech: a Tory 'kaleidoscope' government's programme

Former minister Simon Burns said it was a joy to be in office in a Tory kaleidoscope government. It was through, he said, a kaleidoscope that all was blue and blessedly without yellow, purple or red.

post 22 May 2015
Why David Cameron needs some German stamping and Gallic scowling

President Hollande said this wasn't the place or the time to discuss David Cameron's concerns. But that, on the fringes of this summit, is what David Cameron did.

post 22 May 2015
EU renegotiation: Cameron warns of knock-backs and rows

David Cameron plans to remind EU leaders that nearly 4 million British voters backed Ukip. He thinks some EU countries under-estimate the British desire to move from the status quo in Europe.

post 22 May 2015
Is Ukip a threat to Labour in the north?

Is Labour facing an existential threat in Northern seats from Ukip that could eat at a heartland just as the SNP has in Scotland?

post 21 May 2015
Cameron meets EU leaders for first time since election

Cameron is in Riga today to meet his fellow EU leaders for the first time since the election, but the focus won't be on his party's now mandated plans for renegotiation.

post 20 May 2015
EU renegotiation - then and now

I've been talking to some with memories of the 1974-5 Common Market renegotiation and asking what lessons it has for the one David Cameron is embarking on.

post 18 May 2015
SNP land grab as Commons meets for first time

The SNP have bagged the front rows of the Labour benches and nearly nabbed Dennis Skinner's much-prided place. There were in at 8 trying to finesse their land grab.