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.
Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak are fighting for every last vote, not in a general election, but among the electorate that matters to them right now: Tory members.
Tory members will now decide between the foreign secretary and former chancellor.
The temperature is rising in the Conservative leadership contest.
The Tory leadership race will be left with just four candidates in the running by tonight, at least one would-be prime minister will be knocked out in the latest round of voting by Conservative MPs.
This afternoon Attorney General Suella Braverman was knocked out of the race to be the next Conservative leader.
Last time there was a leadership election in the summer 2019, Jeremy Hunt was foreign secretary and he came second. Today, he fell at the first round of voting by failing to clear the 30-vote hurdle.
Eight candidates have made it through to the first stage of the Tory leadership contest – actually getting onto the ballot.
Boris Johnson says he won’t be giving his support to any of the 11 candidates in the race to replace him as Tory leader, because he doesn’t want to damage anyone’s chances.
He’s going, but not yet.
There has rarely been a more bizarre day in British politics.
10 minutes is a long time in British politics tonight. Both the Chancellor and the Health Secretary have resigned from the Government – in his letter Mr Sunak declared “we cannot continue like this”. This, just minutes after Mr Johnson was forced into a humiliating apology over appointing the disgraced MP Chris Pincher as Tory…
Downing Street admitted today that Boris Johnson did know of concerns about the sexual behaviour of the MP Chris Pincher before he made him Tory deputy chief whip earlier this year.
Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon has set out plans to unilaterally call a second independence referendum in October 2023 but only if she can persuade the Supreme Court that it is legal. Nicola Sturgeon said she accepted that calling a vote without Westminster’s agreement would be challenged in court, so rather than wait, she was…
Boris Johnson came to Rwanda for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, but whether he remains head of the UK government is once again being questioned by Tories wondering whether the one time winner has become a serial loser.
The government has unveiled its British Bill of Rights – its proposed replacement for the Human Rights Act.