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 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.

post 04 December 2014
The incredible shrinking state?

With drastic cuts needed to meet its economic pledges, experts fear that the government has no secret plan, but is making policy up on the hoof.

post 03 December 2014
On track to smallest state since 1930s? Not if Vince can help it

One Treasury source said this was "just where the graph lines happened to end up," implying no champagne popping pencilled in for the big day five years off.

post 02 December 2014
Is the government playing fast and loose with the numbers?

Labour says the government has massively over-estimated how far down the track it is with infrastructure projects. Is it time for a candour deficit reduction plan?

post 02 December 2014
'A third or a quarter' of cuts still to come. Really?

Treasury Secretary Danny Alexander reckons a third or a quarter of cuts are still to come after the election. The Institute for Fiscal Studies says 50 per cent. Who is right?

post 01 December 2014
'Couple of surprises' up Osborne's sleeve for autumn statement

Tory MPs tell me they suspect the chancellor's getting all his infrastructure and NHS spending news out of the way early because he's given up on getting a hearing for good news on Wednesday.

post 01 December 2014
Gordon Brown and the last minute job offer

Gordon Brown leaves parliament only weeks after his successor Ed Miliband asked him to throw himself back into frontline politics.

post 28 November 2014
Cameron back from the brink on Europe and immigration

The idea of an emergency brake on EU immigration remained in David Cameron's speech until a few days ago. But at the last moment, the prime minister pulled back.

post 28 November 2014
New powers for Scotland - but can they save Labour at the polls?

The SNP's message all day has been that there's less to the devolution deal than meets the eye. This afternoon they got support for that proposition from the former Labour First Minister Lord (Jack) M