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 26 May 2017 Sections ,

    Described as the most challenging G7 summit in years, the issues of security, trade and climate change were all at the table in Sicily. But so too was President Trump and all eyes and ears were on his stance. And his presence and reputation put a very different perspective on the event that usually prides…

  • Published on 26 May 2017 Sections

    More overlaps between May and Corbyn on foreign policy than rhetoric suggests?

    Sources close to Mrs May have long said she thought David Cameron had a buccaneering approach to military involvement and was uncomfortable with some of his judgement calls in foreign affairs.

  • Published on 25 May 2017 Sections , ,

    The police themselves have been angered by the behaviour of their US colleagues after yet more information from the Manchester investigation was leaked to the American media. Speaking at the Nato summit in Brussels, President Trump promised to prosecute whoever was responsible. That’s before he chastised an assembled group of Nato leaders for not paying…

  • Published on 25 May 2017 Sections

    NATO members scolded by Trump

    President Trump didn’t deliver the endorsement of Article 5 of the NATO founding treaty which some hoped he would. He gave the leaders a public dressing down for not paying their way in NATO and even suggested that continuing terrorism should be on their consciences if they don’t cough up.

  • Published on 25 May 2017 Sections , ,

    What can Nato get from Donald Trump’s first visit?

    One defence expert tells me that the US Defence secretary and the US Secretary of State have effectively been quietly coaching Nato members and senior officials in how to handle their boss.

  • Published on 24 May 2017 Sections

    A minute’s silence will be observed at 11 o’clock tomorrow morning in memory of those who died in Monday’s attack. After that, there’ll be a “phased return” to election campaigning.

  • Published on 23 May 2017 Sections ,

    Election paused after Manchester attack

    This was the moment the election was meant to be moving into a higher gear. Many voters, the rubric tells us, don’t pay much attention until the last third of the campaign and the parties’ efforts are geared to that.

  • Published on 22 May 2017 Sections

    After today’s U-turn, Theresa May’s ‘Gloriana image’ is a little battered

    It’s hard to think of an occasion when a manifesto commitment has been overturned mid-campaign. In a stark formless landscape of rigid sloganeering, this striking policy stood out even more than it would normally and had a big negative impact on older voters who read their newspapers and listen to bulletins.

  • Published on 18 May 2017 Sections ,

    So the promise is that a Conservative government will tackle the “five giant challenges” facing Britain over the coming decade.

  • Published on 18 May 2017 Sections ,

    Theresa May attacks big business

    We had been told to expect a 1979 style, lean Tory manifesto giving direction of travel and not too much else. We got a bit more detail than that but something that defines itself against Thatcherite free market worship.

  • Published on 18 May 2017 Sections ,

    Are the Tories taking a risk with their core demographic?

    The Tories are taking a bit of a risk with their central demographic with today’s care proposals and the proposals on pensioner benefits. Extrapolating from the latest polls it looks like around 64% of their projected vote at the election could be over 50, 36% could be over 65. Compare that with Labour’s much younger…

  • Published on 17 May 2017

    It’s her name on the battle-bus, on the election leaflets and on the placards that surround every speech that Theresa May makes. For the Tories, the Prime Minister is the prime asset of the party in this highly-personalised campaign. But what is it that drives Theresa May herself? Channel 4 News has been speaking to…

  • Published on 17 May 2017 Sections ,

    A portrait of a young Theresa May: the ‘enigmatic’ student who wanted to roll back socialism

    Even when Theresa May was at the local school she told fellow pupils that she wanted to be Prime Minister.

  • Published on 16 May 2017 Sections ,

    Jeremy Corbyn has launched Labour’s manifesto with pledges to make the richest pay more tax. Mr Corbyn said it would fund billions of pounds in new spending on education, health and social care, scrap university tuition fees and renationalise the railways, Royal Mail, and public utilities. Some critics called it a return to the 70s,…

  • Published on 16 May 2017 Sections ,

    Corbyn’s manifesto – Labour offers a stark choice

    You do wonder if the team started with a number on one side and then worked back. The £48.6 billion tax and spend proposals equate to 40% of GDP. That puts this overall offer on the outer perimeters of British political experience but not beyond them. That 40% figure has generally not been breached apart…