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 September 2015
Labour leadership debate: a 'relaxed and confident' Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn takes steps that would massively solidify his position as leader and protect him against any coup attempts.

post 27 August 2015
Honours backlash - but will it matter to Lords votes?

The lift David Cameron has given to the Tories today in appointments to the Lords won't be enough to make a difference in votes, but could it be the beginning of increasing Conservative numbers in thi

post 26 August 2015
Chilcot Iraq war report: a timetable for a timetable

Sir John Chilcot has relented and said he will publish a timetable for his report ... but not just yet.

post 25 August 2015
Labour's rogue voters problem may be 'woefully underestimated'

As one aide in a Labour leadership campaign suggests the problem of rogue voters may be underestimated, there are signs that the campaigns don't think all hugely matters for the actual result.

post 24 August 2015
Harman to speak to Labour candidates tomorrow on contest worries

Harriet Harman has asked to speak to all the Labour leadership candidates tomorrow about the contest and what the leadership is doing to try to make sure it is properly run.

post 24 July 2015
How is the EU 'out' campaign planning to win?

There's a riff you hear around the top of government that the referendum on Europe is won. But the campaign for the UK to leave is gearing up...

post 21 July 2015
Is George Osborne changing the shape of the state?

The asset sales being contemplated by Chancellor George Osborne only deliver some cuts and one-off benefits, briefly flattering the nation's accounts.

post 20 July 2015
Andy Burnham decides rebelling on welfare too risky

Andy Burnham has a big decision to take over tonight's welfare reform bill.

post 16 July 2015
Osborne claims victory over euro fund row

The Treasury says it's secured a deal that stops the European Commission exposing the UK to potential future costs if Greece defaults on a new bridging loan.

post 14 July 2015
SNP foxhunting move a raiding party into English lawmaking

The government has pulled the vote on foxhunting after the SNP's decision to break its own pledge and vote against the relaxation of the ban in England.

post 13 July 2015
Tristram Hunt: Labour needs to talk to the SNP

Harriet Harman's decision to use her acting leadership role to steer the party's direction has been shocking and enthusing Labour MPs depending on where they are in the party.

post 09 July 2015
Minimum wage upgrade does not offset benefit cuts

The Institute for Fiscal Studies finds it is undoubtedly the case that tax credit recipients in work will on average be worse off as a result of the budget changes

post 08 July 2015
Summer Budget 2015: topsy turvy politics

The chancellor stole some of Labour's policy clothes in his latest budget announcements, but his tendency to favour old over young has not been altered.

post 08 July 2015
Fox hunting vote: Thursday 16 July

Anti-fox hunting campaigners knew this was coming and have already attacked what they feel is the government trying to overturn a popular law change using the backdoor of a statutory instrument.

post 06 July 2015
BBC's new benefits responsibility confirmed

The Culture Secretary John Whittingdale has confirmed the Sunday Times story that the government is handing over responsibility for the free licence fees for the over-75s policy to the BBC.

post 06 July 2015
Greece: UK told no immediate threat to bank funding

The government will want to give clear advice to tourists heading for Greece (in a few weeks' time that includes quite a few MPs, I understand, who have holidays booked there).

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.