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.

  • Published on 20 Feb 2017

    Debate on the Government’s Brexit bill got under way in the House of Lords today.The bill went through the Commons unchanged and peers have been urged by the Government not to frustrate the will of the people.

  • Published on 20 Feb 2017

    MPs have been debating President Trump’s state visit, amid widespread protest.

  • Published on 14 Feb 2017 Sections , , ,

    Farage to MEPs: Europe’s to the right of me

    The Euro-sceptic attacks from all over Europe on Guy Verhofstadt’s proposal of “more Europe” were loud and persistent.

  • Published on 9 Feb 2017 Sections ,

    The Brexit Secretary David Davis has told the Lords it is their “patriotic duty” to pass the Bill giving Theresa May the go-ahead to formally trigger Brexit. But the Government has played down an earlier threat to abolish the chamber if it holds up the legislation.

  • Published on 8 Feb 2017 Sections

    In the last hour, MPs have begun voting on a series of amendments to the Brexit bill that gives the Prime Minister the authority to take the UK out of the European Union.

  • Published on 7 Feb 2017 Sections , ,

    The Government has survived a threatened backbench revolt over its Brexit bill tonight,despite Downing Street playing down a supposed  concession to allow MPs a  vote at the end of negotiations.

  • Published on 7 Feb 2017 Sections ,

    Brexit Bill – Government passes moment of maximum danger

    The Government has minimised a Tory rebellion by offering Parliament a final vote on the Brexit deal. But MPs would have to choose between the deal – or no deal. The government has fought off the most dangerous of amendments to the Article 50 Bill by a majority of 33. That number, they hope, will subdue the…

  • Published on 6 Feb 2017 Sections

    The Commons Speaker, John Bercow, has joined the chorus of criticism of Donald Trump over his migrants’ travel ban. He told MPs that he opposed any Presidential address to parliament during his planned state visit later this year.

  • Published on 6 Feb 2017 Sections ,

    Bercow: I won’t consent to Trump parliamentary address

    The Speaker let rip at the President for “racism” and said he would withhold consent.

  • Published on 1 Feb 2017 Sections

    Commons passes Brexit Trigger Bill

    Something very big has started and the chances of it being stopped are about nil. The chances of it being substantially refined from the Theresa May plan in any way that Remain supporters would like looks pretty remote too.

  • Published on 1 Feb 2017 Sections , ,

    It’s all happening as we speak. MPs are voting right now on the bill which will allow the Government to start formal talks leading to the Brexit process.

  • Published on 31 Jan 2017 Sections , ,

    The dangers of a rift between Europe and America are becoming starkly clear. In a letter to EU leaders ahead of this week’s summit in Malta, the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, has listed the new Trump administration as one of the “external threats” to Europe.

  • Published on 30 Jan 2017 Sections

    Welcome to Westminster, where MPs are now debating an emergency motion on President Trump’s travel ban. It comes as thousands of people have gathered in Whitehall for a protest against the ban.

  • Published on 30 Jan 2017 Sections , , ,

    Theresa May told a US refugee ban was coming

    Team Trump told Theresa May when she was in the White House that they were about to ban refugees from coming to the US, using an Executive Order.

  • Published on 28 Jan 2017 Sections , ,

    Theresa May has said America’s ban on refugees is a matter for Washington. On a visit to Turkey she no less controversially confirmed that the British Government will help to build a new generation of fighter jets for the Turks. Our Political Editor Gary Gibbon was there.