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 15 April 2014
Birmingham: DCLG tried to stop Clarke appointment

The DCLG objected to Michael Gove's plan to pull in a former head of police counter terrorism operations to oversee an investigation into schools in Birmingham.

post 14 April 2014
EU Russia sanctions would be a 'balance of harm'

Few European Union members want Russia to get away with its actions in eastern Ukraine. But the next phase of anti-Russian sanctions would involve EU countries taking a significant hit themselves.

post 10 April 2014
Ed Miliband's army of Lib Dem switchers

Introducing the voters who may decide the next election. Not Tories tempted by Ukip, but disillusioned Lib Dems now thinking of voting Labour.

post 09 April 2014
Maria Miller didn't jump - she was discreetly pushed

The official version of events is that the prime minister was taken by surprise by Maria Miller's resignation, but my sources tell me the decision was made to "get rid of her".

post 08 April 2014
Tories and the ethnic community vote

How have the Tories done in wooing the ethnic minority vote? Political Editor Gary Gibbon heads to Wolverhampton to find out.

post 07 April 2014
Maria Miller - 'under review'

Things are not looking great for Maria Miller. One government source put her chances of surviving the week "no better than 60 per cent".

post 03 April 2014
Maria Miller, fishing and wrecks

The story behind Maria Miller and the latest installment of the MPs' expenses scandal.

post 02 April 2014
Farage/Clegg II: 'People's army' versus 'modern realism'

Elvis, cheap nannies, Putin and the "underclass" - my take on Nigel Farage and Nick Clegg's second debate.

post 31 March 2014
George Osborne's fight for 'full employment'

George Osborne today set himself a new commitment: to "fight for full employment in Britain", Gary Gibbon reports.

post 27 March 2014
Could Labour lose Scottish seats?

Could a "no" vote in the referendum on Scottish independence seriously undermine Labour's chances of holding its Scottish seats in the next general election?

post 26 March 2014
Farage vs Clegg: blood, sweat and statistics

Nigel Farage accused Nick Clegg of using tired old statistics. Clegg accused Farage of making them up. But with a chance to fish for Labour and Tory votes, perhaps both men were winners?

post 26 March 2014
Farage/Clegg could be immigration, not Europe, debate

YouGov is producing an instant "who won the debate?" poll for the Sun. It's hard to imagine that will do anything other than give the Ukip leader a massive lead.

post 26 March 2014
Welfare - caps and traps

One former Labour cabinet minister said he'd be looking very carefully tonight at the size and make-up of Labour's rebellion on the welfare trap (sorry, "cap") devised by George Osborne.

post 25 March 2014
Ed Miliband accused of 'inertia' as real earnings turn corner

With inflation at 1.7 per cent and average private sector earnings at 1.7 per cent growth, are we turning a corner and what will that mean for a Labour campaign locked on to the cost of living crisis?

post 24 March 2014
G8 - and then there were 7

Today's gathering of world leaders in the Hague to discuss nuclear safety will have an impromptu G7 gathering on its margins and it's expected to suspend Russia from the club.

post 21 March 2014
EU sanctions and empty shop window

What does an association agreement actually mean if Russia can annex part of a country that nearly got one four months ago?

post 20 March 2014
EU/Ukraine talks - hawks, doves and economics

The truth is the bulk of EU countries didn't have the appetite to risk their own economic well-being in punishing Russia. And we are still in phase two of a three phase process.

post 19 March 2014
Budget 2014

This is a fiscally neutral budget of slight readjustments, rather than a major economic moment.

post 19 March 2014
Budget 2014 - it's all politics

"It is completely political," someone with knowledge of the budget told me. The "surprise" being mooted could be a crowd-pleasing Tory pledge on personal taxation.