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.


post 21 October 2015
Andrew Fisher's tweets anger senior Labour MPs

The morning papers are full of all sorts of embarrassing and highly vituperative tweets from Jeremy Corbyn's new head of policy, Andrew Fisher.

post 15 October 2015
Jeremy Corbyn to meet Chinese President one-to-one

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is to get a one-on-one meeting next week with the Chinese President Xi Jinping - his first official meeting with any head-of-state as Labour leader.

post 11 September 2015
When Tony Blair nearly ended Jeremy Corbyn's career

Had Blair withdrawn the whip from Jeremy Corbyn, it would probably have been the end of his political career. And ended any chance of taking the leadership himself 19 years later.

post 02 September 2015
Far-left preparing purge of 'careerist' Labour MPs if Corbyn wins

A supporter of Jeremy Corbyn has claimed that the far-left is preparing to oust several Labour MPs - who the activist condemned as "careerists" and right-wingers.

post 11 August 2015
Why entrism is such a small part of Jeremy Corbyn's rise

Labour may be the victim of entrism - infiltration by members and supporters of other parties - but it's only a very small explanation of Jeremy Corbyn's extraordinary success.

post 05 August 2015
Cameron 'personally ordered' payments to Kids Company

Former Michael Gove adviser Dominic Cummings tells Channel 4 News that David Dameron overruled Mr Gove and officials more than once to order continued funding of Kids Company.

post 16 July 2015
Government attacked for 'rigging' of electoral system

The Conservatives have been criticised for a change in voting law that could see hundreds of thousands of people drop off the electoral roll.

post 18 June 2015
Results in for some of the most powerful jobs in UK politics

The agony is over for many MPs. Elections for the select committee chairs were announced by the Commons speaker today.

post 18 June 2015
Sue Lloyd-Roberts - can you help?

Sue Lloyd-Roberts is one most of the most extraordinary reporters in TV history - fearless, dogged and ground-breaking.

post 12 June 2015
Grant Shapps: no hard evidence he edited entries, Wikipedia decides

A Wikipedia committee has decided there was no conclusive evidence Grant Shapps or any of his associates were involved in editing entries.

post 21 May 2015
After the big election, lots of smaller ones at Westminster

The next three weeks will see huge jockeying for chairmanships of the increasingly powerful select committees, all of which are up for grabs. Campaigning is already well underway.

post 12 May 2015
Unions in chaos over role in vote for new Labour leader

Will the unions decide the next Labour leader? Possibly - but most did not see a leadership contest coming and are scrambling to get organised.

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
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.