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.

  • 5 Sep 2018

    Salisbury poisoning: what can the Government do to punish Russia?

    Today’s forensic exposure of how GRU agents carried out the Salisbury poisoning is part of the Government’s attempt to hit back at the Russian state.

  • 4 Sep 2018

    Barnier on Chequers Deal: ‘Out of the question’

    “Hors de question” was the phrase used by Michel Barnier yesterday when asked by MPs what his view was on the Single Market goods/services split proposed in the Chequers deal. “He couldn’t have been more emphatic,” one MP at the Brussels meeting said. 

  • 4 Sep 2018

    Brexit: Chequers deal, where next?

    As parliament returns today, Theresa May has united the warring wings of her party over Brexit. Tory MPs from the pro-Remain and pro-Brexit wings of the party now seem agreed that the Chequers plan the prime minister unveiled in July is dead.

  • 3 Sep 2018

    “Two thirds of Diddly Squat” is what we’ll get from Theresa May’s Chequers Brexit plan, according to Boris Johnson. In reply, her office said that his criticisms were not accompanied by an alternative plan. So began the back-to-school Brexit bickering, which looks like it’s fast developing into a full-scale feud.

  • 30 Aug 2018

    Always a maverick who often failed to side with his party, the veteran MP, Frank Field has resigned the Labour parliamentary whip.

  • 29 Aug 2018

    The pound surged on the foreign exchanges today as the Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab and Europe’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier both claimed that a deal on Britain’s departure from the EU could be within sight.

  • 26 Jul 2018

    The European Union’s Chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, has given a thumbs down to the customs proposal at the heart of Theresa May’s Brexit White Paper. At a Brussels press conference with Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab he said the EU will not allow a non-member any control over its customs and excise policy. Mr Raab…

  • 26 Jul 2018

    45 per cent of Vote Leave Facebook ads were on immigration

    Facebook have given the DCMS committee data on the ads Vote Leave sent out during the EU Referendum. We’ve crunched the numbers to see what messages they were trying to get out.

  • 25 Jul 2018

    Brexit coup d’état?

    The Brexit White Paper agreed by the Cabinet at Chequers was not what Brexiteer Tory MPs expected or wanted. They quizzed Theresa May’s top Brexit official on his role in producing it.

  • 24 Jul 2018

    Theresa May has confirmed she’s taking personal charge of the Brexit negotiations with the EU, with her newly-appointed Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab serving as deputy. Mr Raab dismissed Labour claims he’d been sidelined, describing it as a “shifting of the Whitehall deckchairs”. The government has left it until the very last moments of the parliamentary…

  • 18 Jul 2018

    Boris Johnson resignation statement

    The government was careful, as Boris Johnson knew it would be, to create a buffer zone of statements between the Prime Minister sitting down at the end of PMQs and Boris Johnson getting to his feet to rubbish her Brexit strategy in his resignation speech. He accused Theresa May of leading a “stealthy retreat” to…

  • 18 Jul 2018

    Theresa May and Brexit rebels face off as threat of general election grows

    “We are on a cliff edge, leaning right forward, losing our centre of gravity and about to fall into the abyss of 20 years in the wilderness. I can’t see anyway round it. We are inviting Jeremy Corbyn to form a government.” One former minister, this morning, on the state of the Conservative Party. The…

  • 17 Jul 2018

    The government has just won a narrow victory in the House of Commons, defeating an attempt by pro-Remain Conservative MPs to force it to stick closely to the EU for trade in goods after Brexit.

  • 16 Jul 2018

    Brexit-supporting Conservative backbenchers have forced the government to accept a series of amendments to its cross-border trade bill that appear to significantly alter the Brexit deal struck by the cabinet at Chequers. Theresa May claimed the Chequers agreement had not been changed, but the climbdown has prompted a furious row across Conservative benches. Tory Remainers…

  • 16 Jul 2018

    May’s whips negotiate humiliating climb-down to head off pro-Brexit rebellion

    She is a Prime Minister on the ropes, humiliated by departing Cabinet Ministers and by the US President, struggling to get her EU strategy passed by her party. But Theresa May stood up to give a statement to the Commons this afternoon to near silence from her own back-benches. Later on in the afternoon, by…