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.

  • 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.…

  • 14 Jan 2019

    In less than 24 hours MPs will be voting on Theresa May’s Brexit deal. She warned her Remain-supporting opponents that if it’s defeated on Tuesday, that could mean leaving with no deal.

  • 12 Jan 2019

    Brexit: Is it really an uncivil war?

    In the latest edition of Where Next? with Gary Gibbon, Labour MP Liz Kendall and former Conservative Culture Secretary Ed Vaizey discuss another chaotic week in advance of the imminent vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal.

  • 10 Jan 2019

    Theresa  May has called Trade Union leaders today as she hunts for enough votes to get her Brexit deal through the Commons. The Government has also met Labour MPs to find out if they would back the deal if there were more pledges on workers’ rights. But the Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn said his party won’t support the deal and that if…

  • 10 Jan 2019

    Theresa May calls the unions

    Theresa May has just started to do something Tory Prime Ministers haven’t done for a very long time and conduct a phone-round of trade union general secretaries.

  • 9 Jan 2019

    If Brexit is all about taking back control, MPs appear to have finally taken it to heart. Tory rebels joined the opposition to defeat Theresa May for the second time in 24 hours after a key decision by the Speaker of the House.

  • 8 Jan 2019

    It’s still not the government’s policy to rule out a no-deal Brexit, but cabinet ministers have been lining up to warn against it.  In parliament, the Business Secretary Greg Clark said it should “not be contemplated”, and Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd told this morning’s cabinet that it would make the country “less safe”.

  • 7 Jan 2019

    As lorries took to the tarmac of Manston Airport in a test of plans for a no-deal departure from the EU, the Brexit Secretary confirmed to MPs that a meaningful vote on the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal will take place next week.

  • 21 Dec 2018

    With Parliament descending to farce this week, the Christmas period is a welcome chance to reflect and assess where Theresa May’s Brexit project is heading. For this week’s podcast I talk to former Tory minister David Willetts and Stewart Wood, who was an adviser and shadow minister under Ed Miliband. Listen and subscribe on Apple Podcasts here. You can also listen…

  • 13 Dec 2018

    Theresa May is ending the worst week of her political life in the place where she now looks more comfortable than Westminster. This is her second visit to Brussels in three days and now that she has clung on to her job she came hoping to get her deal across the line in Parliament.