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.

  • 19 Jun 2018

    If you were holding your breath for the immigration white paper best to breathe out now. Much delayed and much anticipated, it seems that the wait is nowhere near over. Despite an Instruction from Theresa May to get it out before the summer recess, Sajid Javid seems to be of the view that that’s too…

  • 18 Jun 2018

    Cabinet ministers ask for ‘more’

    Don’t expect all the damage on tax rises to fund the NHS in the Budget this Autumn. Philip Hammond is not planning to spell out the full tax bill for Theresa May’s generosity in one sweep. Government sources say that all taxes are on the table for consideration. Mr Hammond faced a not so subtle…

  • 14 Jun 2018

    Using words like “bad faith” and “betrayal”, pro-Remain Tory MPs have accused the Government of ripping up an agreement they had made with Theresa May earlier this week. The row is over what role Parliament should have if the Brexit negotiations look like failing. The rebels MPs say that a compromise amendment, published by the Government…

  • 14 Jun 2018

    Dominic Grieve’s team thinks there’s a compromise amendment they can live with. It was brokered into the night by Oliver Letwin and is now being poured over by DEXEU (the David Davis team) and by the ERG. Yesterday saw some amazing flurries of speculation and briefing. One particularly surprised Remainers as reports flew around that…

  • 13 Jun 2018

    The entire group of Scottish National Party MPs staged a walkout at Prime Minister’s Questions today in protest at what they said was a “power grab” by Westminster. The SNP claim that the government is keeping hold of powers that should go to Edinburgh after Brexit, and were furious that they didn’t get the chance…

  • 12 Jun 2018

    In Westminster, a government fearing defeat in the Commons made concessions to rebel Tory MPs to give the house more of a veto than it’s ever had over Brexit negotiations. Consequently a defeat on a number of Lords amendments to the EU withdrawal bill was avoided, but there are further votes tomorrow. This came after…

  • 12 Jun 2018

    May avoids defeat, rebels get climbdown

    The bluff worked and the government folded. It desperately wanted to avoid a defeat.

  • 12 Jun 2018

    Tory rebels set to abstain on Brexit amendment

    After resigning as a minister in order to oppose Brexit, Philip Lee could find himself a lonely figure when he votes for the Lords amendment on the meaningful vote.

  • 12 Jun 2018

    Minister resigns to oppose Brexit

    Dr Philip Lee has resigned from his post as a justice minister to oppose Brexit and call for a second referendum. He said he couldn’t look his children in the eye if he didn’t act this way.

  • 11 Jun 2018

    Theresa May has told anti-Brexit Conservative MPs that they will undermine her negotiations with the EU if they rebel on a series of crucial votes in the Commons over the next two days. The government is attempting to reverse a series of amendments made to the EU withdrawal bill by the House of Lords. Mrs May…

  • 11 Jun 2018

    Mrs May has pleaded with backbench MPs not to undermine her negotiating position as she speaks to EU leaders at the end of June. The country needs to show a united front was the spirit of the remarks. Defeats would be very unhelpful. She was speaking ahead of two days of voting in the Commons…

  • 7 Jun 2018

    The backstop stops here. Or at least at the end of 2021. Or at least that’s the expectation – after ministers spent the morning in talks about the future of the Irish border. Rumours were flying around all morning that the Brexit secretary David Davis might resign unless the customs arrangement had a clear time limit. But Downing Street…

  • 6 Jun 2018

    The Brexit Secretary David Davis has admitted that ministers are still “negotiating” amongst themselves over how the “backstop” plan to prevent a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic would actually work. The pressure is on as negotiators in Brussels are expecting to hear details of the British proposals within days. But there are…

  • 6 Jun 2018

    Tempers fraying over Brexit meeting summary

    Theresa May has sent her Brexit sub-Committee ministers a summary of what they agreed at their last meeting last month. Problem is, a few of those Cabinet ministers don’t think this note does summarise the position agreed at Cabinet.

  • 5 Jun 2018

    A third runway for Heathrow has been on and off the government’s to-do list for decades. Today it was back on, after the cabinet approved controversial plans to expand the airport. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling told MPs that the “time for action is now”, with a Commons vote in the next few weeks. Tory MPs…