Andy Davies is a Home Affairs Correspondent for Channel 4 News covering Wales & the West of England.
In 2019 he was named TV Journalist of the Year by the Royal Television Society. This followed his reporting on the programme’s award-winning Cambridge Analytica investigation and ‘Out in the Cold’ homelessness series. His feature ‘Her Name was Lindy’ about a 32 year old rough sleeper who died in Cardiff was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize for Exposing Britain’s Social Evils.
Operating out of our Cardiff bureau, he has reported on some of the most high profile criminal cases in recent years (April Jones; Ian Watkins; Jo Yeates; Becky Watts) and previously broke several exclusives on the phone hacking scandal. He is the only journalist to have interviewed ex-police officer Bob Lambert about his hugely controversial double life in which he fathered a child while working undercover.
Before joining Channel 4 News, he was a reporter for BBC Panorama and BBC Northern Ireland.
It’s being described as one of the most volatile general elections in Northern Ireland in decades. Some have even gone so far as to call it a toxic campaign.
The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has defended his decision to stay ‘neutral’ during any second Brexit referendum – calling it a ‘sign of maturity’ which could help bring people together. His stance has been widely mocked by other party leaders – the Lib Dems Jo Swinson describing it as an ‘abdication of leadership’.
There’s been no shortage of spending pledges in this election campaign. Today it was the turn of Plaid Cymru, promising £20 billion of investment in renewable energy, transport infrastructure and digital technology. Launching the manifesto, their leader Adam Price described it as “a Welsh green jobs revolution”.
In Northern Ireland, as in the rest of the UK, Brexit looms large. So, too, does the question of electoral pacts. Cooperation between unionist parties hasn’t been unusual in recent years. But this time it’s pro-Remain nationalist parties who are working together to try to defeat the DUP in several key seats.
Many political parties have marked Armistice Day with pledges to improve the lives of members of the armed forces and their supporters.
Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns is thought to be the first Cabinet minister in memory to resign during a general election campaign.
Police investigating alleged sexual assaults at a nursery in Torquay have warned that a “number of children” could be potential victims.
Francesca O’Brien was selected to run for the constituency of Gower – but she’s facing calls to stand down.
Boris Johnson promised today to get the UK out of the EU by January next year. If he’s to do that, his party will need to win a majority and convert Labour constituencies to Conservative.
Abortion laws in Northern Ireland will be relaxed at midnight, after the DUP failed in a last-ditch attempt to stop the changes. The new legislation, which also legalises same-sex marriage, was introduced by MPs in Westminster. Today was the last day for politicians in Northern Ireland to stop it being implemented, something which proved impossible…
At the heart of all the Brexit negotiations have been questions about how Northern Ireland will be treated in any future agreement.
Three months after coming to power Boris Johnson has agreed a Brexit deal with the EU. He says it’s good for both parties and it means the whole of the UK leaves on October 31st. But the DUP has accused Mr Johnson of losing his nerve and striking a bad deal. So what will it…
With climate change soaring up the political agenda, thanks to the campaigns of Greta Thunberg and others, there’s been plenty to discuss at the Green Party’s annual conference this weekend.
The leader of the Welsh nationalist party, Plaid Cymru, has said they are “conscientious objectors” to a no-deal Brexit.
The Welsh government has warned that crashing out of the EU without a deal could have a devastating effect on jobs.