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.

  • 30 Sep 2018

    Tory leadership hope to avoid conference brusing ahead of crucial EU talks

    EU officials were braced for some EU bashing at this week’s Tory Conference. Jeremy Hunt certainly delivered that. The born again Leaver compared the EU to the old Soviet bloc countries that built walls to keep their people in. It’s hard to imagine a line of argument that could be more guaranteed to offend many EU…

  • 26 Sep 2018

    Representatives from EU member states meet to discuss no-deal Brexit

    The EU member nations representatives met tonight to consider what should happen in the end of no deal. They felt they didn’t yet have authority to make the call on whether mini deals should be attempted around areas like aviation to avoid chaos and a bad image round the world. Ominously for the UK, the…

  • 26 Sep 2018

    What’s behind Corbyn’s Brexit offer?

    The Labour leadership decided it had to do a bit of a tactical shift in language to calm down very angry MPs from the North of England with pro-Brexit voting constituencies.

  • 25 Sep 2018

    Political editor Gary Gibbon caught up with Theresa May at the UN General Assembly in New York.

  • 25 Sep 2018

    Theresa May doggedly works through the Brexit puzzle

    On flights, aides say, she occasionally relaxes with Sudoku puzzles. While some of her colleagues in the Tory Party come with broad approaches, ideologies in some cases, Theresa May doggedly works through the puzzle.

  • 20 Sep 2018

    A summit that started with warm mood music ended up with Theresa May and Britain out in the cold.

  • 20 Sep 2018

    May ambushed by Salzburg setback

    This was a summit that was supposed to make life easier for Theresa May. The EU would signal things were moving in the right direction, a timely boost ahead of Tory Conference. A November summit deadline would be announced (plenty of officials had the week of November 12 in their diaries). A roll-out of hard…

  • 20 Sep 2018

    Michel Barnier has gone into the conference centre in Salzburg to brief EU leaders on how the Brexit talks are going. Mrs May is leaving for this section of the summit. She will be hoping, in her absence, that Mr Barnier gets some push-back from countries that lean closer to the UK position. The Dutch…

  • 19 Sep 2018

    So how will the EU’s major players go about solving a problem like Theresa? 

  • 17 Sep 2018

    The Liberal Democrats have voted to back the idea of cancelling Brexit if there’s no deal by March next year.

  • 14 Sep 2018

    No deal Brexit papers published amid buzz over ‘deal lite’

    The real buzz amongst ministers and officials in the last couple of weeks has been talk of how a “no deal” might be avoided with a “deal lite”.

  • 13 Sep 2018

    A tranche of papers detailing what would happen in the event of a no-deal Brexit have been published by the Government today. They encompass everything from driving license regulations and phone roaming charges to extra safety certificates for UK manufactured goods.

  • 12 Sep 2018

    Tory rebels plan in the open as Brexit deal approaches

    If a deal is signed at a special EU summit on 13 November, it will probably be pretty woolly on the future relationship. That seems to be the switch in approach that has made some officials dare to start mapping out a draft timetable for the weeks ahead. The week beginning 26th November could see three…

  • 10 Sep 2018

    The Parliamentary Labour Party is meeting in Westminster tonight in the aftermath of a weekend of political angst and the controversial plea from Chuka Umunna to “call off the dogs” over no-confidence votes for some Labour constituency MPs.

  • 5 Sep 2018

    Salisbury poisoning: what can the Government do to punish Russia?

    Today’s forensic exposure of how GRU agents carried out the Salisbury poisoning is part of the Government’s attempt to hit back at the Russian state.