Michael Crick

Political Correspondent
Michael Crick is Political Correspondent for Channel 4 News
Michael Crick is Political Correspondent for Channel 4 News

Working for Channel 4 News represents something of a homecoming for Michael, who was a founding member of the Channel 4 News team when the programme launched in 1982.Then, he was Washington correspondent. He joined the BBC in 1990, working first on Panorama and, from 1992, on Newsnight. Michael has won two RTS awards - one for his coverage of the 1988 US election, and one for a special Panorama programme on the life of Jeffrey Archer.

"I have always admired Gary Gibbon's journalism and it's fantastic to be returning to my ITN roots to join him and the rest of the Channel 4 News team," says Michael.

He has written several books - including biographies of Alex Ferguson, Jeffrey Archer and Michael Howard. Richard Nixon famously said that whilst visiting the Oxford Union in 1978, his toughest question came from Michael, then a student.

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post 21 April 2015
Politicians should follow John Major's example and get a soapbox

John Major, who speaks in the West Midlands today, energised his 1992 election campaign by speaking from a soapbox. It's the sort of thing modern-day politicians should try.

post 16 April 2015
Election 2015: not exactly the golden age of campaigning

Ed Miliband's latest election stop was far from the open campaigning of years gone by, when Harold Wilson or Ted Heath would do genuine walkabouts.

post 13 April 2015
Cameron biographers at war

The problem for all three authors and their publishers is this: if Cameron loses the election will anyone care about him that much?

post 02 April 2015
Election 2015: the ten teenagers running for parliament

If you're 18 today, or before next Thursday, now's your chance to make history. You could become youngest parliamentary candidate since 1832.

article 23 March 2015 UK
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Blair to Bloom: the best political 'doorstep' interviews

Getting answers to difficult questions from politicians can be tough. Channel 4 News presents the top 10 'doorstep' interviews from Political Correspondent Michael Crick, a master of the art.

article 17 March 2015 Politics
Conservative Party leader David Cameron
David Cameron agrees to single seven-way debate

The Tory leader says he will take part in one seven-way TV debate between all the party leaders. But Labour wants him to participate in two more debates, including a head to head with Ed Miliband.

post 16 March 2015
Labour blocks McCluskey ally Karie Murphy from becoming MP - again

The selection of a Labour candidate in Halifax looks set to explode into a huge headache for Ed Miliband.

post 13 March 2015
Political heavyweight Al Murray's stunt fails to take off

Pub Landlord Al Murray, who is standing against Nigel Farage in South Thanet, was to be "parachuted" into the constituency this morning - until he claimed he was too heavy to jump.

post 06 March 2015
Why have so many leading jobs never been held by a woman?

Ahead of International Women's Day on Sunday, I thought it would be worth listing the posts which have never been held by a woman.

article 27 February 2015 UK
Paul Lambert interviewed by Michael Crick
Ukip's Mr Lambert: 'When are you going to resign?'

Watch the hunter become the hunted. Paul Lambert, the former BBC producer, now Ukip's head of communications, finds himself in the firing line of Channel 4 News's Michael Crick.

post 27 February 2015
Is it springtime for Ukip and Margate?

A publicity stunt for a revival of The Producers saw scantily-clad women in Nazi uniforms outside the venue for Ukip's spring conference. Is Ukip itself in need of a revival?

video 13 February 2015 UK

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Fear and loathing on campaign trail: Chippenham

The Lib Dems are at their lowest level of support for 25 years. As a new poll puts them on just 6 per cent, Michael Crick takes his pink Cadillac to Chippenham to find out why the slump.

video 10 February 2015 UK

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Fear and loathing on campaign trail: Skegness and Boston

Michael Crick, for his second Hunter S Thompson-themed tour, is in the northern part of one of Ukip's main target seats, Boston and Skegness - a seat held by the Tories from the last election.

video 09 February 2015 UK

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Fear and loathing on the election campaign trail

In the run-up to the general election, Michael Crick begins his grand tour in Paisley and Renfrewshire South, with some style hints from gonzo writer Hunter S Thompson.

article 06 February 2015 UK
Martin Gilbert, Chilcot panellist and Churchill biographer
Martin Gilbert, Churchill biographer: 1936-2015

In 1988, Michael Crick reported on historian Martin Gilbert, who had just completed a monumental biography of Churchill. Gilbert, who was also a Chilcot inquiry panel member, died on 3 February.

video 03 February 2015 Business

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FSB: late payments hitting small businesses - video

The problem of late payments is costing smaller firms billions of pounds a year, the government is told. The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) says there is a "deteriorating" payment culture.

post 28 January 2015
Bangladeshi and Pakistani groups 'at risk of electoral fraud'

Some Bangladeshi and Pakistani communities are especially vulnerable to electoral fraud that is the conclusion of research published today by the Electoral Commission.

post 27 January 2015
Labour told to pick more BME candidates in winnable seats

So far, in the 36 seats where Labour MPs are retiring in May, the party has picked only one BME candidate. The Conservatives, in contrast, have chosen six BME candidates so far in their 34 "retiremen

video 23 January 2015 Politics

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Debates and empty chairs: who's in and who's out? - video

Are they calling David Cameron's bluff? Broadcasters say a series of TV debates will go ahead in April - whether or not party leaders agree to take part.