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 Jun 2017 Sections ,

    “Below our expectations.” “Particularly vague”. “Not a breakthrough.” Yes, it’s fair to say there was a less than ecstatic response from the other European leaders to Theresa May’s promise that three million EU citizens will be able to stay in the UK after Brexit. At the end of her first EU summit since she failed…

  • Published on 23 Jun 2017 Sections , , ,

    EU leaders wonder if UK general election signals counter-revolution

    The EU delegations, as ever rather well informed about UK politics, mutter that Theresa May can’t last for long and appears to be the prisoner of the Hard Brexit Right (as they would term it).

  • Published on 22 Jun 2017 Sections ,

    Two weeks after a General Election that was supposed to make her stronger in Europe, Theresa May is in Brussels – a diminished figure amongst the EU leaders.

  • Published on 22 Jun 2017 Sections , ,

    Brussels talks: Theresa May speaks, but Emmanuel Macron stars

    Seeing the leaders arrive here at the European Council you’re struck by the buoyant mood.

  • Published on 21 Jun 2017

    This was a Queen’s Speech more notable for what it didn’t say than what it did. The list of bills contains remarkably few of the Government’s flagship manifesto pledges. It is dominated by Brexit – eight bills are promised – but without much detail.  Also unveiled: bills to protect victims of domestic abuse, a ban…

  • Published on 21 Jun 2017 Sections

    Conservative and DUP deal: looking weak and wobbly?

    Lots has gone wrong in a negotiation which started with the promising omens of two party leaders very well-disposed to the whole idea.

  • Published on 21 Jun 2017 Sections ,

    The dogs that didn’t bark, measures at the heart of the Tories’ failed election gambit now dropped, hover like a cloud over proceedings.

  • Published on 20 Jun 2017 Sections , ,

    It was delayed by a week, but when it came it was significantly different in tone to Theresa May’s thoughts on Britain’s departure from the EU during the General Election. Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Mansion House speech suggested plans for a slower, softer Brexit than the Prime Minister appears to favour. His speech seemed to reflect…

  • Published on 20 Jun 2017 Sections ,

    DUP sources: Number 10 in ‘chaos’

    The DUP have rattled their sabres telling the UK government to get on with the deal that’s been sought to prop up Theresa May’s minority administration. They’re telling Downing Street to focus and there are probably a few things going on here. DUP sources have talked of finding Downing Street to be in chaos since…

  • Published on 19 Jun 2017 Sections

    On the first day of Brexit negotiations, has the Government changed its policy?

  • Published on 19 Jun 2017 Sections ,

    Brexit negotiations begin – has Brussels won round one?

    The contrast between the suave and immaculately turned out Michel Barnier and our own David Davis at the Brussels press conference this evening was striking. Mr Davis looked like he might have run up several flights of stairs and crawled through some hedges on his way to the event.

  • Published on 15 Jun 2017 Sections ,

    The opposition politicians who began the day calling for a public inquiry had their demands met perhaps more quickly than they expected. Our Political Editor, Gary Gibbon, reports.

  • Published on 14 Jun 2017

    The west London fire has had an effect in Westminster, causing a delay in the announcement of a deal between the Conservatives and Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party. And that could mean the Queen’s Speech to open the new parliament is put back by more than a week.

  • Published on 14 Jun 2017 Sections

    Tim Farron has resigned as leader of the Lib Dems suggesting that it’s not possible to be a committed Christian following the word of the Bible and be a successful political leader of a liberal party at the same time. Mr Farron was repeatedly asked at the beginning of the campaign if he thought gay sex…

  • Published on 13 Jun 2017

    The newly-elected Commons met for the first time today with all the traditional pomp. Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn faced each other across the despatch box to the sound of Labour cheers for him, a stony Tory silence for her. And with it the cold hard reality of political deal-making as Mrs May met the…