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 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.

post 05 November 2014
Thinking of voting against the government? Take the week off...

The Commons are to vote on the European Arrest Warrant on Monday, and much work is going on behind the scenes to minimise the number of rebels in Tory ranks.

post 03 November 2014
Focus turns from EU quotas to 'pull' factors

No 10 is still giving itself several weeks before it comes up with its plan to reduce net migration and has not itself decided exactly what the prime minister will announce.

post 29 October 2014
Tories to rush arrest warrant vote for fear of worse

The government's decided to bring forward the planned date for the vote on when it tries to re-join European Arrest Warrant.

post 28 October 2014
Can Jim Murphy save Scottish Labour?

Jim Murphy is expected to declare his candidacy for the leadership of Scottish Labour in the next 48 hours, but some commentators say he has too much Blairite baggage to carry off the job.

post 14 October 2014
Cameron sets high stakes for the Rochester by-election

In deciding to use an open primary to select the Tory Rochester by-election candidate, the Conservative leader has helped to set the stakes extraordinarily high.

post 13 October 2014
Farage invited to TV debate

Deep down, the Tories worry Nigel Farage would sweep up support as he did in the Clegg/Farage debates in the European election.

post 10 October 2014
Ukip flashing red lights in the Tory and Labour cockpits

The problem for Labour and the Conservatives is that a lot of Ukip voters don't see much difference between their leaders.

post 08 October 2014
Clegg attacks 'un-British' grievance politics

Nick Clegg revealed that George Osborne, when he refused to implement a bigger tax threshold leap in the 2012 budget, said: "I don't want to deliver a Lib Dem budget."

post 07 October 2014
How are the Lib Dems defending their seats?

This morning I left the conference venue to take a look at one of the seats the Lib Dems are defending in Scotland.

post 05 October 2014
Lib Dems adopt grim determination... and shirt sleeves

Danny Alexander is not without ambition. Over time he has tried various tactics to convince Lib Dems that they should take him to their hearts and consider him future leadership material.

post 04 October 2014
Can more be done to find Islamic State murderers?

The PM told security chiefs at Chequers he wanted to be sure everything possible was being done to track down the killers of Alan Henning. But is there enough intelligence to find them?

post 04 October 2014
Lib Dems - despite it all, still game?

Thousands poured into the area around the Lib Dem Conference in Glasgow at lunchtime, just as the debates were getting under way. Alas for the Lib Dems they were here to see live comedy next door...