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 23 Mar 2017 Sections ,

    The Prime Minister said Parliament was meeting as normal to deliver a clear message: its “resolve will never waver in the face of terrorism”.

  • Published on 20 Mar 2017 Sections ,

    The UK will officially notify the European Union that it is to leave next Wednesday, the 29th March. That will start the clock on a two-year countdown to Britain’s actual departure from the EU.

  • Published on 17 Mar 2017 Sections , ,

    Another independence vote will happen, no matter what Westminster says, Scottish National Party leaders have declared.

  • Published on 17 Mar 2017 Sections , ,

    Top No. 10 aide pushing for no indyref2 till after 2021

    There’s a debate, not completely resolved, over just how hard No. 10 should push back the SNP on their chosen date for a second independence referendum.

  • Published on 16 Mar 2017 Sections , ,

    Theresa May hit back at Nicola Sturgeon and told her that another referendum on Scottish independence was off the cards…indefinitely. The SNP called it a democratic outrage! May v Sturgeon: the gloves are off but what next?

  • Published on 16 Mar 2017 Sections , ,

    Indyref2: match postponed?

    Ruth Davidson and David Mundell spelled out what Theresa May stated a little more opaquely: no referendum this side of Brexit. Forget it.

  • Published on 15 Mar 2017 Sections , ,

    Just a week after his very first budget, an embarrassing U-turn by the Chancellor, as he dropped plans to increase national insurance for the self employed. Philip Hammond had been facing an outcry over the tax hike, including from many Tory MPs who accused him of breaking a manifesto pledge.

  • Published on 15 Mar 2017 Sections , ,

    Philip Hammond’s National Insurance climbdown

    On Monday, as Article 50 legislation cleared Parliament, we saw a demonstration of the weakness of the Tory “centre left” who wanted to soften Brexit. Today, with the reverse of Philip Hammond’s National Insurance hikes, we saw the Tory pro-Brexit Right assert their strength (yet again).

  • Published on 14 Mar 2017 Sections

    Parliament’s decision to clear the way to Brexit will be a defining moment for the country,Theresa May told MPs today, warning the Scottish National Party not to create uncertainty or division with another independence vote.

  • Published on 13 Mar 2017 Sections , ,

    Article 50: what will the letter say?

    One veteran of the No campaign in 2014 said he thought this time round there should be more made of the “please don’t leave us” emotional stuff that is believed to have helped to tip the balance in the second Quebec referendum.

  • Published on 13 Mar 2017 Sections ,

    In the last half hour, MPs have voted to overturn an amendment which was designed to guarantee the rights of EU nationals living here. Peers had backed it, but the Commons defeated the move by a majority of 48. And then MPs also threw out a second amendment which would have given Parliament a “meaningful…

  • Published on 13 Mar 2017 Sections , , , ,

    This moment could mark not just the beginning of the Brexit process, but the beginning of the end of the United Kingdom. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says she’s preparing to hold another independence vote, declaring it is the only way to protect Scottish interests after Brexit.

  • Published on 13 Mar 2017 Sections ,

    Sturgeon calls for indy vote 2018/19

    Nicola Sturgeon has pressed the button. Scotland’s First Minister wants a second independence referendum potentially as early as next Autumn.

  • Published on 9 Mar 2017 Sections ,

    Our Political Editor Gary Gibbon joins us from Brussels where Mrs May has just finished a press conference after attending her final EU leaders summit before triggering Brexit.

  • Published on 8 Mar 2017

    It was a Budget statement that never mentioned Brexit, but felt largely dictated by it. For all his attempts to sound upbeat about improving public finances, Chancellor Philip Hammond kept the austerity handbrake firmly on, saying every penny of extra spending would be balanced by tax increases.