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.

  • 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…

  • 5 Jun 2018

    Cabinet ministers approve new Heathrow runway plan – but the vote could be complicated

    Looking back through the Commons archive on Heathrow expansion is a bracing experience. Alistair Darling at the Transport Department in 2003 warns that future generations won’t forgive governments “10 or 20 years from now” if they haven’t acted on airport expansion. Ministers like Philip Hammond complain about the damage to local communities if Heathrow is expanded. On and on it goes. Today was…

  • 4 Jun 2018

    MPs will only get one day to discuss and vote on all 15 Lords amendments to the EU withdrawal bill, after the government decided to cram the entire bill into a single session. Critics have accused the Prime Minister of trying to “railroad” her plans through parliament.

  • 4 Jun 2018

    Government at ‘serious risk of three to four defeats’ in upcoming Brexit votes, Tory MP says

    “The next 10 days are going to be tempestuous,” one Conservative MP said. He was talking about the attempt to overturn all the Lords’ amendments to the EU Withdrawal Bill on Tuesday next week. One of those defeats might not necessarily be on the substance of Brexit, but on the time allowed for debate (the first vote…

  • 24 May 2018

    Theresa May has started a round of diplomacy with her own backbenchers ahead of critical votes on the EU Withdrawal bill. And another Brexit row is brewing after the Government published an attack on the EU for attempting to exclude Britain from the Galileo satellite project.