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 23 May 2016
Cameron and Osborne warn of 'DIY recession'

I've been to B&Q's office in Eastleigh to hear the PM and Chancellor warn of a "DIY recession." I wonder if they cleared that line with B&Q when they booked the venue?

post 18 May 2016
Queen's Speech - Referendum Truce? No Chance

The plan had been to hold this Queen's Speech after the referendum on the EU but the government felt there was a danger it would look like it had nothing to do.

post 17 May 2016
Boris - man of the people (though not the greengrocers)

Boris Johnson, the narrative goes, is for the little guy, the fellow on PAYE, the little people who pay their taxes.

post 17 May 2016
EU poll - ethnic minorities hold the balance of power

The poll Table suggests that opinion amongst white voters is absolutely neck and neck. But opinion amongst ethnic minority voters breaks 2 to 1 in favour of Remain.

post 11 May 2016
China - Three's a crowd in a carriage

If you listen back to the garden party tape you can actually hear the Commander D'Orsi say to The Queen: "They also wanted to come in your carriage with an interpreter." The Queen replies: "Yes" afte

post 11 May 2016
EU - Gordon Brown deployed to reach the unreachables

It's hoped by Remain campaigners that Gordon Brown can reach some of the voters that Jeremy Corbyn struggles to reach.

post 09 May 2016
David Cameron will have to form a coalition - with his own party

Abuse, personal attacks and mockery - the Leave and Remain wings of the Tory party aren't pulling any punches, but will David Cameron be able to reunite his party after the referendum?

post 09 May 2016
David Cameron: I mentioned the war - I think I got away with it

"Can we be so sure that peace is assured?" David Cameron asked today in his latest speech for Remain. You might be wondering why he hadn't mentioned that before.

post 06 May 2016
The 'mystery' of Labour's performance in the south

Labour still has a problem, as one senior Labour source close to Jeremy Corbyn admitted, with the traditional working-class supporters.

post 06 May 2016
Elections: What do they mean for Labour? And for Europe?

Mr Corbyn mucked up the expectations management when he accidentally said Labour wouldn't lose seats in these contests. He wasn't that far wrong when it came to the English council elections.

post 03 May 2016
Jeremy Corbyn's accidental new electoral test

By claiming that he is aiming to gain seats in this Thursday's local elections, Jeremy Corbyn set himself an electoral test that he will struggle to win. But he did it by accident.

post 28 April 2016
Brussels Commission: in the Belly of the Beast

If there is optimism about the outcome of the referendum in Downing Street they most definitely have not communicated it to Brussels successfully.

post 22 April 2016
Farage says Project Fear is working

This Presidential visit ends a two-week barrage of Remain artillery which has left the Leave campaign winded and divided.

post 20 April 2016
SNP works out where 'centre of Scottish political opinion truly is'

Demanding powers and then not using them is one of the central stories at the heart of this campaign.

post 19 April 2016
Vote Leave's 'squeamishness about pressing the immigration button'

In Michael Gove, the Leave team have a joint convenor and leading voice who has never been comfortable with the Theresa May line on immigration.

post 14 April 2016
Corbyn: a convincing conversion to Pro-EU?

Where better for Jeremy Corbyn to try to bail out Tory-led Project Fear on the EU than in the Ministry of Fear. The Senate Building at the University of London was the Ministry of Information in the

post 13 April 2016
John Whittingdale: the minister, the papers and the dominatrix

We will probably never know if the newspapers that didn't publish the Whittingdale story were hoping to apply pressure to the Culture Secretary.

post 07 April 2016
Present, future and now past - Cameron seeks to head off tax queries

People close to the PM say he was fed up seeing his father's face linked to unsavoury business practices, wanted to defend his father and felt he personally had nothing to hide.

post 06 April 2016
Government warning: Brexit can damage your health

The Government's leaflet setting out it's case for Britain remaining in the EU is a pretty dour production. From next week it goes out to every household in the UK.