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 18 Jan 2018 Sections

    As President Macron has said that he and Theresa May are weaving a new tapestry together. It is very possible that such emollient words have never been heard before at the Sandhurst Military Academy, where the two leaders, their ministers and senior generals met this afternoon. It was Emmanuel Macron’s first visit to Britain as…

  • Published on 18 Jan 2018 Sections , ,

    Brexit talks: May and Macron do lunch

    The skies opened and thunder could be heard as Mrs May and President Macron went into Sandhurst to begin their talks and a rainbow was visible in the sky.

  • Published on 17 Jan 2018 Sections ,

    Carillion dominated Prime Minister’s Questions, where Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn accused the Government of being negligent. Theresa May insisted that the Government is focused on keeping public services running.

  • Published on 17 Jan 2018 Sections

    DUP calls for direct rule

    At Prime Minister’s Questions, Theresa May signalled that another round of intensive talks to get Stormont up and running again might not be far off. Mrs May sounded determined to avoid direct rule if she could.

  • Published on 16 Jan 2018

    What is the feeling at Westminster about Donald Tusk’s remarks about Brexit?

  • Published on 15 Jan 2018 Sections , ,

    Downing Street confirmed today that no fewer than eight contracts have been signed with Carillion since the profit warning in July, while it’s emerged that a government representative to manage the relationship between the firm and the public sector was “rotated off” at around the same time. It’s added fuel to Labour’s fury. They’ve accused the government…

  • Published on 11 Jan 2018 Sections

    Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage has floated the idea of there being another referendum on EU membership. He said it could shut up people who he called “remoaning” politicians as the new vote in favour of leaving would be so huge. Our political editor Gary Gibbon is in Westminster.  

  • Published on 9 Jan 2018

    The reshuffle is over, Downing Street has said in the last few minutes. The nation can relax, and aspiring MPs can stop checking their messages. Theresa May’s planned changes were billed as a stride towards making her team more reflective of the country she governs – more women, more ethnic minorities, and inevitably fewer white men.…

  • Published on 9 Jan 2018 Sections ,

    Analysis from day 2 of the cabinet reshuffle

    One friend of Andrea Leadsom says the Leader of the House was purposely made to sweat all day yesterday waiting to be reappointed to her role. It doesn’t feel like Mrs May is ready to press the re-set button on that relationship. And there’s a flick of the tail in the treatment of Jo Johnson today…

  • Published on 8 Jan 2018 Sections ,

    Theresa May has spent the day reshuffling her cabinet, but not that much of it. The government big hitters have kept their jobs, and only a handful of cabinet ministers have moved or left the government altogether. In fact the biggest changes came at Conservative Party Headquarters.  Former Immigration Minister Brandon Lewis has been made Conservative Party Chairman, with a new team of deputies…

  • Published on 8 Jan 2018 Sections ,

    Reshuffle: night of the long plastic forks

    Well it wasn’t really worth the drum roll build-up. As reshuffles go this has not been transformatory. There’s more still to come tomorrow with middle and junior ranks outside the Cabinet, but Theresa may has not felt able to shift big irritants from senior jobs and, as I write,  has yet to announce any Cabinet sackings.…

  • Published on 18 Dec 2017

    Theresa May’s Brexit ‘war cabinet’ has held its first formal meeting to plan Britain’s post-Brexit trade deal with the EU. The committee of ten cabinet ministers met for an hour and a half in Downing Street this morning, but there will be more discussions in the New Year before they reach an agreement. In the…

  • Published on 18 Dec 2017 Sections

    Waiting for “B + 1” Day

    Theresa May accidentally called the trumpeted “implementation period” a “transition” in the Commons today. “That’s a tenner in the swear box,” one adviser said. Mrs May had spent her late morning at the Brexit Cabinet Committee. It opened with a presentation by the official in charge of negotiations, Oliver Robbins. Mr Robbins outlined an approach…

  • Published on 15 Dec 2017 Sections , ,

    For once, some Brexit news which Theresa May can put under the Christmas tree. European leaders have given the green light for the Brexit negotiations to continue to their second stage. But at the Brussels summit, they warned that the next phase of talks would be more difficult than the first. And they said Britain…

  • Published on 15 Dec 2017 Sections , ,

    As the European Council ended, there was snippy language from some EU27 leaders about the need for the UK Government to get on with making its mind up about where it wants to go with the future relationship with the EU post-Brexit. But there was also guidance that the EU is ready to start exploratory…