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 Jan 2019

    Mrs May met the Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn this afternoon for talks, described as “a useful exchange of views”. But Europe’s chief negotiator said he hoped the meeting would lead to something more than “only eating biscuits and drinking tea”.

  • 29 Jan 2019

    MPs spent an hour and a half voting on a series of amendments to Theresa May’s Brexit deal. The options ranged from keeping Britain in the customs union, to delaying Brexit if no deal is agreed, or going back to the European Union to demand legal changes to the Northern Ireland backstop.

  • 29 Jan 2019

    Tories: Carry on conspiring

    Theresa May told the Tory MPs gathered in front of her last night that she couldn’t fully back the amendment there and then because she didn’t have Cabinet approval to do so… and then a few breaths later said she would whip the party to back it.

  • 28 Jan 2019

    Theresa May has told a meeting of Conservative backbenchers that they should instruct the government to renegotiate the Northern Ireland backstop when they vote on amendments to her Brexit deal again tomorrow.

  • 28 Jan 2019

    Two weeks after the thumping Commons defeat for the Brexit divorce deal Theresa May has unveiled her Plan B. In a meeting with Tory MPs she asked them to back an amendment (the Brady amendment) which she hopes gets voted on tomorrow and which calls for “alternative arrangements” to the Northern Ireland backstop to be…

  • 25 Jan 2019

    Union leaders headed into Number 10 this week as Theresa May’s cross-party Brexit talks continued. I grabbed half an hour with the man of the moment Unite leader Len McCluskey and picked his brains over Labour’s Brexit strategy and what a Corbyn government could look like. Listen and subscribe Listen to the episode ‘The Labour Party: Brexit…

  • 23 Jan 2019

    Hard Irish border talk worries Dublin

    It’s reported that Mr Varadkar last night, in private talks with other Irish politicians, made clear his fears for how a no deal Brexit could seriously harm Dublin’s relations with Brussels.

  • 23 Jan 2019

    The leader of the pro-Brexit faction of Conservative MPs has given an uncompromising message to Theresa May as she hunts for a way to salvage her deal.

  • 22 Jan 2019

    The Welsh government today cleared its diary in the assembly for ministers to announce one by one what the impact would be of leaving the EU in 66 days without a deal.

  • 22 Jan 2019

    Len McCluskey to enter No 10 for talks

    The odyssey of Brexit reaches a new weirdness on Thursday. Len McCluskey will be walking up Downing Street for talks with Theresa May. The leader of Unite, sworn enemy of the Tories and the establishment has been invited in as part of the wider talks on Brexit which started after last week’s failed vote of…

  • 21 Jan 2019

    Theresa May told MPs this afternoon she wants to find a Brexit deal a majority of them can vote for. She’s promised more talks on the Northern Ireland backstop but rejected pleas to delay Brexit or to consider a second referendum. The Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn said the cross-party talks were a sham, and accused the Prime Minister of being in…

  • 18 Jan 2019

    For this week’s podcast, I talk to former Brexit minister George Bridges in his first long-form interview since standing down at the snap election

  • 17 Jan 2019

    Brexit: Cross party – but not all party – talks

    One of the many to have sat in front of the PM in the last few hours says you had a sense that she was deeply conflicted. On one side of her was her Chief Whip, Julian Smith, a man who hasn’t entirely given up on putting back the Tory Party back together again and winning…

  • 16 Jan 2019

    Theresa May’s future is on the line tonight, with MPs voting as we speak, although within the last hour the Democratic Unionists have confirmed they will be supporting the government, along with one former Labour MP and one independent unionist.

  • 15 Jan 2019

    Crushing defeat for May: Where next?

    That defeat for the government was of a scale few had contemplated. Some blamed the PM’s words to MPs last night. Some said the crowd mentality seIzed people and they joined the herd. Several former Cabinet Ministers told me that the PM would blow the party apart if she reached over to Labour senior backbenchers.…