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 5 May 2017

    The Conservatives will be cheering tonight after picking up hundreds of council seats and two tightly fought directly elected mayors, while Labour are on course for their worse performance for more than 30 years. For Ukip it’s been an even bigger disaster, losing all 146 of the council seats they were defending, and gaining one.

  • Published on 5 May 2017 Sections

    How might Commons seats go based on today’s local election results?

    These local election results suggest Labour might not perform quite as abysmally as the national polls had suggested. If you crunch the results in the locals and mayorals you can take an informed guess at what yesterday’s numbers would mean, if they were cast in the same percentages in the general election.

  • Published on 5 May 2017 Sections

    Local elections: Scottish Tories hopeful

    Scottish Tories are reporting that they could be on a bit of a surge.

  • Published on 3 May 2017

    Brexit was the reason Theresa May called this election. Today she came out fighting for it.. Goaded by leaked reports of her dinner conversation with European President Jean-Claude Juncker, Mrs May accused European politicians and officials of threatening Britain over Brexit in a deliberate attempt to affect the general election result.

  • Published on 3 May 2017 Sections ,

    Theresa May doubles up on anti-EU rhetoric

    Theresa May has delivered a warrior queen address in front of No 10 after her chat with The Queen. There’s every chance, according to her own political calculations, that the Brexit bill dominating the headlines was working its magic for her with many voters. But that, for Theresa May, wasn’t enough.

  • Published on 2 May 2017 Sections ,

    Theresa May vs Brussels: what’s the game?

    Theresa May is clearly relishing the headlines spawned by Brussels leaks. She has stoked them by digging up Ken Clarke’s overheard description of her as a “bloody difficult woman.”

  • Published on 2 May 2017 Sections

    They wanted to focus on police numbers. But Labour’s campaign was waylaid today by numbers of another kind, as Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott got into a complete mess as she tried to explain the costs of Labour’s pledge to put an extra 10,000 bobbies on the street. And Theresa May couldn’t quite escape the…

  • Published on 27 Apr 2017

    Theresa May is in Leeds tonight to reiterate her message of stable leadership. Tonight she’s talking to Conservative supporters at an event in Harehills a traditionally Labour voting, working-class area. Her Labour challenger was, once again, focusing on policy issues – today it was the country’s housing shortage – though Mr Corbyn also faced a…

  • Published on 27 Apr 2017 Sections ,

    The Queen, the election and Royal Ascot

    The Queen will come to Parliament for the State Opening after the General Election in civvies and in a car not a carriage. The snap election means that for the first time since 1974, the normal ceremonial trappings are abandoned.

  • Published on 27 Apr 2017 Sections ,

    Tory selections – women on the march

    Theresa May has long been committed to getting more women into Parliament and some think she may be using this snap election to up the numbers with a little stealthy positive discrimination.

  • Published on 26 Apr 2017 Sections ,

    Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn have set out their campaign battle lines at the final session of Prime Minister’s Questions before the general election.

  • Published on 25 Apr 2017 Sections , ,

    Brexit has taken centre stage in the election campaign, with the Shadow Brexit Secretary spelling out Labour’s strategy for handling Britain’s withdrawal from the EU. Sir Keir Starmer said he’d seek to retain the benefits of the single market and would guarantee the rights of EU citizens living in Britain.

  • Published on 25 Apr 2017 Sections , ,

    Gary Gibbon on Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron.

  • Published on 24 Apr 2017 Sections

    The Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron  says he wants his party to seize on the same progressive agenda as Emmanuel Macron, insisting the “desperate lurch” to populism was not inevitable.

  • Published on 24 Apr 2017 Sections

    General election: what can Britain learn from France’s results?

    Does the Emmanuel Macron phenomenon in France suggest that new political times need new political forces? Tim Farron says the Macron success is evidence that France needed a “liberal” party and only now had got one.