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 28 June 2016
Nigel Farage booed and heckled by MEPs

Nigel Farage insulted MEPs as strangers to the real world, ideologues in denial and people who'd never held down a proper job.

post 27 June 2016
David Cameron in the Commons: damage limitation for career and country

The great swaggerer came to the Commons not humbled but humiliated. David Cameron though was a man on a rearguard mission today.

post 27 June 2016
David Cameron could be gone by August

If MPs can whittle down the candidates to the 2 names that go to Party members quickly enough then his successor could be in office by mid August.

post 27 June 2016
There will be no second referendum, cabinet agrees

The Cabinet agreed this morning there would be no second referendum. David Cameron will spell that out in his Commons statement this afternoon.

post 27 June 2016
Labour leadership battle: It's a busy morning at Corbyn's office

Tom Watson told the Labour leader he faced a challenge but, aides to the leader say, stopped short of telling him to go. His next set of visitors will be less conciliatory. Queuing up with a plan t

post 25 June 2016
Where is the power right now?

While Brussels and Berlin teemed with reaction, Edinburgh too... London seemed strangely silent.

post 24 June 2016
Who voted for Remain and Leave?

In England, Leave voters (39 per cent) were more than twice as likely as Remain voters (18 per cent) to describe themselves either as "English not British" or "more English than British".

post 24 June 2016
'Massive vacuum' in British politics after EU referendum

It was sombre, almost funereal in tone. One Vote Leave staffer said there was plenty of time for the UK to start exploratory work.

post 24 June 2016
Boris Johnson booed as he leaves London home

That's not unusual if organised protestors have got together but some of these people were well-to-do Londoners on their way to work.

post 24 June 2016
David Cameron 'massively misjudged, over-reached and crashed'

David Cameron will now have to assess whether the price of buying peace in his party was extortionately high.

post 24 June 2016
Leave is projected to win. The voters have decided

It is a massive blow to the political establishment, its biggest reverse in living memory. Immigration was the spur for many voters but this decision has consequences way beyond that issue.

post 22 June 2016
The EU referendum┐s last day: the slogans and status quo

┐Control┐ is a clever word to have on your supporters' lips when the opposition are trying to label you as the ┐risk┐ choice. It balances or neutralises the risk. The question is whether the risk was

post 21 June 2016
Cameron's message: don't harm your children and grandchildren

He said that the issue "above all" is the economy, in the knowledge that for many voters "immigration" tops it.

post 13 June 2016
EU vote: Labour's Unreachables

Labour Remain campaigners say they have given up on white working-class neighbourhoods, with 10 days to go until the EU referendum.

post 09 June 2016
EU - Corbyn 'very surprised' voters don't know which side Labour's on

It is "a very big problem" for the Remain campaign, just about their biggest headache: Labour identifiers who don't know what Labour thinks about Europe.

post 08 June 2016
EU vote registration extended - desperate measures?

Would the government have bust a gut to extend the deadline on voter registration if it wasn't to their advantage? Discuss.

post 07 June 2016
David Cameron blasts Vote Leave campaign

At the heart of David Cameron's argument today was that just about everyone you can think of amongst the world's big institutions, friendly allies and top economic institutions is arguing on his side.

post 02 June 2016
Corbyn and Irish Diaspora: all hands to EU pump

Jeremy Corbyn turned on the media at his speech in central London this morning when it was suggested it might be his fault that Labour supporters don't know which way their party leadership is facing

post 01 June 2016
EU: Leave strategy ambushes Remain

Remain campaigners have been ambushed by Leave's campaign strategy of holding fire right up until the purdah period started and then unleashing an alternative manifesto.