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.

  • 26 Feb 2018

    Jeremy Corbyn has confirmed Labour’s new policy on Brexit . In a speech in Coventry, he said a Labour government would negotiate a new customs union between Britain and the European Union. But he said a condition of such a new tariff-free customs arrangement would be that Britain has a “say in future trade deals”…

  • 26 Feb 2018

    Corbyn backs customs union

    After weeks of pressure from trade unions and some Labour MPs on the front and back benches, Jeremy Corbyn has conceded the U.K. under a Labour government would seek to join a customs union that looked a lot like the customs union we are already in as members. Jeremy Corbyn said Britain must be able…

  • 21 Feb 2018

    If you want to stop Brexit, there’s no shortage of groups to join – to name a few, Open Britain, the European Movement and Best For Britain. They’ve been accused of failing to unite under one banner. Yet today, another campaign joined the crowd. It’s called Is It Worth It?, and supporters have been parading…

  • 21 Feb 2018

    Brexit referendum – the sequel?

    A pro-Remain campaign bus mocking the Brexit slogan from the referendum struggled through back lanes of Westminster for a photo op this morning. Wedged between cars as the bus driver executed a 50 point turn, one campaigner on the bus said: “Oh no, this is going to be the story.” In front, a waiting firing squad of cameras suggested that might be on the money.

  • 20 Feb 2018

    Over 60 MPs sign letter to Prime Minister in defence of full fat Brexit

    A letter from the Europe Research Group to the Prime Minister has turned up in The Times. There is an air of menace about it not least exemplified by the 62 signatures on the bottom of it. It’s 48 MPs that are required to trigger a vote of no confidence. The letter went into No.…

  • 19 Feb 2018

    Theresa May has announced a sweeping review of higher education in England, admitting the system of university tuition is amongst the most expensive in the world. The Prime Minister said the review would look at the whole system of student funding, but she also made clear that she did not favour scrapping tuition fees in…

  • 5 Feb 2018

    It’s make up your mind time on Brexit, the EU’s chief negotiator has told Theresa May. Michel Barnier was in Downing Street for lunch with the Brexit Secretary, and the Prime Minister dropped in to meet him as well. Speaking afterwards, Mr Barnier warned Britain would face “unavoidable” barriers if it leaves the customs union…

  • 5 Feb 2018

    Ministers to discuss Brexit customs arrangement

    So what is it that Cabinet Ministers are going to be asked to sign up to this week on Brexit?

  • 2 Feb 2018

    The turmoil over Brexit has been happening while Theresa May was on a three-day trade visit to China.

  • 2 Feb 2018

    Theresa May dodges questions while tensions grow over Brexit phase two

    Theresa May hopes she’s neutralised the row over Steve Baker’s attacks on the civil service. But that’s a proxy battle for the bigger row over direction of government policy on Brexit phase two. Which way is Theresa May going on that? This morning there were reports swirling that the government was seriously considering staying in something…

  • 1 Feb 2018

    Theresa May was treated to an elaborate tea ceremony by China’s President Xi on the second day of her trip to China. The two leaders held talks about trade, the environment and North Korea. Theresa May said Britain and China were both outward looking countries who could work together. She has now taken her delegation of business…

  • 1 Feb 2018

    May meets Xi as Brexit terms hang over China trip

    The sun’s been out all day in Beijing and today you’ve actually been able to see it. Theresa May is having tea with President Xi. A personality cult leader with unchallenged power meets a leader who has lost her majority, her top aides, her deputy, her ability to reshuffle and much more besides in one…

  • 31 Jan 2018

    Theresa May has insisted that she is not a quitter as questions about her leadership followed her to China, where she is on a three-day visit to boost trade and investment. Premier Li announced that China will finally look at ending the ban on British beef imports that has been in force since the BSE…

  • 31 Jan 2018

    Leadership challenge threat hangs over May’s China trip

    In China they boast that their system allows their leaders to think in terms of decades. Their newly arrived guest of honour, Mrs May, is lucky to plan 24 hours in advance. On the long flight over to China, Mrs May’s team were asked if the PM had internet contact to keep her in touch…

  • 26 Jan 2018

    Tory divisions growing over Brexit

    David Davis’ speech in Middlesbrough has not been helped by yesterday’s appearance of the EU guidelines for negotiating the Brexit transition. The speech is asking for some concessions from the EU27 which it looks like the government has already won. It’s a bit like the magician saying he’s going to produce the rabbit from the…