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 27 February 2015
Dancing to the tune of a tuition fee cut

Even sceptics acknowledge that reaction they've seen among young voters to the tuition fee reduction announcement is stunning.

post 27 February 2015
Labour's 400 maintenance grant sweetener

As well as cutting tuition fees by a third, a Labour government would give students an extra 400 a year for their maintenance grant.

post 24 February 2015
Sir Malcolm Rifkind resigns: why he decided to stand down

The key moment in Sir Malcolm Rifkind's change of heart was the meeting with the chief whip on Monday.

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Will Universal Credit restore 'fairness' to the system?

Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith is able to announce Universal Credit would be fully rolled out, but Labour claims it is already a "failed programme" due urgent review.

post 12 February 2015
Miliband - the cat that got the vanilla cream

The Labour Party thinks its attack on the tax affairs of some Tory donors plays into its big message by revealing the unfairness at the heart of the country.

post 04 February 2015
SNP holding on to yes vote

The SNP is now sitting on - allowing for a bit of churning - pretty much all the Labour supporters who backed independence.

post 04 February 2015
Whitehall took 13 months over Bush/Blair letters

If Sir Jeremy Heywood had taken one month to decide that the Bush/Blair exchanges could be published by the Chilcot team we would have the Iraq report by now.

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SNP chase Labour votes in Scotland - video

On the campaign trail in Scotland with Gordon Brown and Alex Salmond, Labour promises higher benefits and pensions and the SNP insists voting for it won't just let the Tories back in.

post 27 January 2015
Hung parliament predictions harden, coalition recedes

The odds of a coalition after 2015 recede in your mind the more you chat around Westminster. It's not impossible. But it's not a hot favourite either.

post 27 January 2015
Cameron adjustment - suit you sir?

David Cameron's intention is to kill the TV debates altogether, and if not, then to get them out of the way so early that they don't become seismic moments in the election campaign.

post 26 January 2015
Cameron/Osborne: behold Greece and vote Conservative

Being asked about Greece was a tricky wicket for the Labour leader today. But the contrast with the blatant opportunism and attack mode of the Tories is striking.

post 21 January 2015
Chilcot inquiry: Whitehall mutterings and political blame game

Is the Chilcot report into the Iraq war being delayed for political purposes or, more prosaically, just a bit disorganised but doing its best to be fair to witnesses?

post 16 January 2015
Cameron: threat levels to Jewish community & police

Prime Minister David Cameron confirms that raising the threat level for the Jewish community would mean stepping up police patrols.

post 15 January 2015
Election 2015 - whose side is Obama on?

The UK election debate on the economy is being fought out in Washington today with both Tories and Labour seeking US backing for their rival political ambitions.

post 13 January 2015
Blair's warning over on-the-runs: peace process 'still fragile'

Tony Blair agrees, after several months, to give evidence to the Northern Ireland select committee over "on the run" letters sent to dozens of people.

post 08 January 2015
Cameron says no TV debates without Greens

David Cameron thinks if he's having to put up with Nigel Farage pulling away votes from him in a debate, Labour should have to put up with the Greens stealing votes off them too.

post 07 January 2015
Merkel, museums and hyperventilating

This will not be a decisive moment in the David Cameron renegotiation strategy. And his critics would say the prime minister has a pretty good track record at misreading the German chancellor.

post 05 January 2015
General election year kicks off: are they winning friends or alienating?

The Tories believe that for all the criticism levelled at their debunking project today, they are in a win-win situation.

post 09 December 2014
Scottish Labour leadership contest and the general election

Voting in the race to be leader of the Scottish Labour Party closes tomorrow and some claim echoes of the 2010 battle of the Miliband brothers.