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.
The Liberal Democrat Leader Sir Ed Davey has put the reform of NHS cancer treatment at the heart of his party’s appeal to voters.
The Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey has suffered a defeat at his party conference after members rejected his plan to drop national housing targets.
Rupert Murdoch’s many critics blame him for coarsening British culture, exercising undue political influence and overseeing criminality in the form of phone hacking.
After a leak of the Prime Minister’s plans to change the government’s green pledges last night, he rushed out a press conference this afternoon and stood on the Downing Street podium with a list of changes – including delaying the ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by five years.
The Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has ended his series of international meetings in Paris with what he called “very constructive and positive” talks with the French president Emmanuel Macron.
A year after the mini-Budget that led to a sterling crisis and panic in the financial markets, Liz Truss has said she doesn’t regret the choices she made in her short tenure as prime minister.
Stopping people from crossing the channel in small boats is a goal on which the government has staked its reputation.
The news that a parliamentary researcher has been arrested on suspicion of spying for China has caused consternation amongst MPs.
The government has confirmed the names of 147 schools in England that have weak concrete in their buildings.
Today marked the first day back after the summer break in Westminster and it was also Sir Keir Starmer’s chance to reshuffle his shadow cabinet team. With an election expected next year – it could be the last time to promote key allies and let go of others.
The failure to fix dangerous concrete in school classrooms was today laid at Rishi Sunak’ s door after he was accused of cutting spending on school repairs when he was Chancellor of the Exchequer. The Prime Minister insisted that was “completely and utterly wrong” – and claimed the majority of schools were unaffected. But a…
The miniest of mini re-shuffles has seen Grant Shapps take on the role of defence secretary, following the resignation of Ben Wallace. For Mr Shapps, it’s a fifth ministerial job in the past year – while his old brief as Energy and Net Zero secretary will be taken on by Claire Coutinho, a Rishi Sunak…
So everybody wins and everyone gets a prize. Three by-elections and a victory for each of the three main parties. But the gleam on the Tory trophy shines less brightly than the other two with a major swing away from the party in all three contests.
The Home Office is relaxing visa rules for foreign bricklayers, roofers, carpenters and plasterers, to help with labour shortages in the construction industry.
Within minutes of the government confirming that they’d accepted the recommendations of the pay review bodies, the teaching unions in England had called off their strikes.