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 31 August 2016
Theresa May: push on with Brexit

The Cabinet has agreed that triggering Brexit won't need a vote in Parliament. Theresa May wants to push ahead and trigger Article 50 in January/February 2017.

post 30 August 2016
'Brexit means Brexit' - but what happens next?

Tomorrow, the Cabinet gathers at Chequers. Ministers were given summer homework to come up with how Brexit presents opportunities for their ministries.

post 25 July 2016
Shadow Cabinet 'Unresignation' - start of a trend?

Is pressure from her constituency party why Sarah Champion 'unresigned' from the Shadow Cabinet? Will pressure from Tory backbenchers keep ministers tough on Brexit border control?

post 20 July 2016
Will Angela Merkel really resist informal talks with the UK?

Does she really want to first hear about the UK's negotiating position at round a table with 26 other countries?

post 19 July 2016
Inside Theresa May's first Cabinet meeting

Back to work: The new Prime Minister holds her first cabinet as Government lawyers indicate Article 50 will not be triggered until the end of the year.

post 18 July 2016
Labour leadership challenge: Angela Eagle or Owen Smith?

It looks like we will be down to one challenger to Jeremy Corbyn very soon indeed. The two rival candidates have decided that the one with fewer nominations will stand aside.

post 14 July 2016
Questions over Theresa May's new government

While some sit nervously awaiting the call up, for the losers in this change of administration, ministers and their teams, there have been tears shed, drink taken and no shortage of bad feeling.

post 13 July 2016
Theresa May takes control of her Government

Power passed to Theresa May in a precision switchover at Buckingham Palace. She's now appointing new Secretaries of State - and ending the careers of others.

post 13 July 2016
David Cameron will be remembered for gambling and losing

David Cameron's last Prime Minister's Questions showed him at his best. It was astute, witty and self-deprecating. But history will cast it aside.

post 12 July 2016
David Cameron's last Cabinet - 'no emoting'

Theresa May congratulated David Cameron for his achievements in office at his last Cabinet meeting. She will be a very different type of leader.

post 11 July 2016
May to succeed Cameron as PM on Wednesday

David Cameron whizzed round to Parliament when Theresa May got back from Birmingham and at 3.20pm met her there in the office that will very soon be hers.

post 11 July 2016
Theresa May to be PM after Leadsom supporters lose faith

Andrea Leadsom has withdrawn from the Tory leadership contest. Theresa May is our new Prime Minister.

post 07 July 2016
Leadsom supporters on the march

The march from Millbank Tower to Parliament by Andrea Leadsom supporters was one of the stranger political events of recent times.

post 06 July 2016
Chilcot Inquiry: stinging criticism as families still grieve

Sir John Chilcot's statement, just delivered, was starker than the report itself in its criticism of the Iraq War.

post 05 July 2016
Theresa May: will the MPs' favourite charm the members?

Even amongst Theresa May supporters you find plenty of MPs who say their candidate is not a great public performer and they worry she won't come across well in hustings.

post 05 July 2016
Tory leadership: no-one is taking anything for granted

The process of choosing our new Prime Minister enters a decisive phase with the first ballot of Tory MPs.

post 04 July 2016
Leadsom opponents try to label her 'Ukip candidate'

Ukip donor Arron Banks believes Andrea Leadsom is the best bet for getting as much distance between the UK and the EU post the referendum.

post 04 July 2016
Farage - goodbye or au revoir again?

He said having got his country back he was now saying I want my life back.

post 30 June 2016
Team Boris sniffs a plot, as Gove makes a play for power

As recently as last night at the Tory Fundraiser at the Hurlingham Club in West London, Michael Gove and Boris Johnson had their arms around each other.