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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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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.

post 19 January 2015
How opinion polls under-estimated Tories and over-estimated Labour

Why the polls got their results wrong is not clear. It may be some people are unwilling to admit they are going to vote Conservative, or feel they ought to say they will vote Labour.

post 16 January 2015
The pivotal pre-election postal poll

Just 111 days to go. Media commentators love giving us the countdown to polling day on 7 May. But the reality is voting in the 2015 general election will really start a lot of earlier than that.

video 23 December 2014 UK

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Ukip's Roger Bird: 'unsavoury allegations unproven' - video

He has lost his job as Ukip's general secretary, but Roger Bird tells Channel 4 News he is "still an enthusiastic party member" and will say a prayer for Natasha Bolter.

post 23 December 2014
Roger Bird cleared of improper sexual behaviour - but Ukip still get rid of him

Roger Bird wanted to keep his job, but concluded that the allegations and subsequent inquiry left him in an impossible position.

video 19 December 2014 UK

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Migrants made '100 attempts a day' to enter UK - video

Figures released under the freedom of information act have revealed that border forces detected almost 12,000 attempts in the four months from the beginning of April to the end of July.

video 16 December 2014 UK, Scotland

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'English votes for English laws' plans unveiled - video

The Commons leader, William Hague, spells out to MPs a series of options for meeting the prime minister's pledge of "English votes for English laws".

post 10 December 2014
Explain your expenses: Ukip demands details from Neil Hamilton

Discord in the party? Ukip demands a full explanation from would-be candidate Neil Hamilton for expenses he has claimed.

post 05 December 2014
Thorpe dilemma for Liberal Democrats

Norman Scott, whom Jeremy Thorpe was accused of trying to murder, warns Thorpe's funeral will be an occasion for political bigwigs to gloss over the extraordinary events of the 1960s and 1970s.

post 21 November 2014
What next for Nigel Farage and his growing Ukip gang?

The three main parties are in tatters after Ukip's by-election win in Rochester - how far can the "protest vote" go?