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.

  • 24 May 2018

    Prime Minister conducts some delicate diplomacy with her own party

    After a meeting with pro-Remain MPs threatening to rebel and defeat the government over Brexit, Mrs May met with pro-Brexit MPs also threatening to rebel and defeat the government over Brexit. Mrs May has to calculate which side really means it and which side she is more in agreement with. She must then discover whether…

  • 23 May 2018

    Former Vote Leave Director brands Theresa May’s Brexit strategy ‘botched’ and ‘stupid’

    The former Director of Vote Leave Dominic Cummings has tonight broken a period of silence to call Theresa May’s strategy on Brexit “botched ” and “stupid” . For good measure Mr Cummings sprays his customary political machine gun around some fellow Brexiteers too. He reserves his greatest ire for Mrs May, Philip Hammond and senior officials Olly Robbins…

  • 21 May 2018

    The veteran MP and former London mayor, Ken Livingston has announced he’s resigned from the Labour party. His party membership has been suspended for the last two years after he claimed that Hitler supported Zionism. That prompted claims of anti-semitism that Mr Livingstone denies.

  • 21 May 2018

    Ken Livingstone quits Labour Party

    As recently as this Easter, the Labour leader’s team was signalling internally that it didn’t want to expel Ken Livingstone from the Labour Party. But the heat of the anti-Semitism row in the party and its impact on the local elections seems to have changed that calculation. Ken Livingstone’s continuing suspension was seen by some…

  • 17 May 2018

    The thorny question of the Irish border after Brexit was on the agenda when the Prime Minister met the Irish Taoiseach at a summit today. Mr Varadkar warned that a possible Brexit deal could collapse if Britain doesn’t say how it plans to keep the border open. And if a collapse led to a hard…

  • 17 May 2018

    Forty Shades of Green; Fifty Shades of Orange

    Professor Jim Dornan is a world renowned gynaecologist living on Northern Ireland’s “Gold Coast,” the prosperous stretch of County Down peppered with picture window residences. He’s one of Northern Ireland’s great and the good. He’s celebrated in his field. He’s from a unionist background. As it happens, he’s also father of the actor Jamie Dornan,…

  • 8 May 2018

    Fresh from his Washington trip, the Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, has criticised Downing Street’s favoured proposal for a post-Brexit customs partnership. “Crazy” was the epithet he chose to describe the plan. On top of that, a vote in the House of Lords further threatens to derail the government’s hopes of a smooth journey to Brexit…

  • 8 May 2018

    “Be kind to your kids, they choose your nursing home”. It’s this sentiment that best sums up some new ideas being touted today aimed at bridging Britain’s yawning inter-generational wealth gap. As millennials stuggle with high housing costs, less job security and lower pay, older peopIe often hang on to substantial sums of accumulated wealth.…

  • 8 May 2018

    Tensions continue to mount in the Cabinet on the Partnership plan for a Customs Arrangement with the EU

    Brexiteers say they told No. 10 this was a line in the sand some weeks ago and only held their fire until the end of the local elections. They are now in full insurgent mode telling the Prime Minister in public what she can do with her Partnership idea. I mentioned last week how the Foreign…

  • 8 May 2018

    Intergenerational fairness: the mounting anger amongst younger voters

    The report doesn’t spell out the threat of what might go wrong if the parallel worlds and forgotten inter-dependence themes continue but you sense that they worry a mounting anger amongst younger voters and disenchantment with the political system is not a political desirable even if you can’t be sure how far and how quickly it travels.

  • 4 May 2018

    Not a quake then for Labour or the Tories, but there were a few tremors. Theresa May claimed victory for her party, and so did Jeremy Corbyn for his. In fact, every party leader claimed victory, apart from the Ukip chairman, who compared his party to the “black death” – but in a good way.…

  • 4 May 2018

    Local election votes and Brexit committee penalty shoot-out

    On Theresa May’s election victory tour, Channel 4 News’ Anja Popp asked her: “Are you tempted to call a snap general election Prime Minister?” Theresa May laughed and said: “No I think we’ll just enjoy this …” before her ad-lib drifted off. One pro-Remain Conservative told me last night’s results were “a bit of a disaster for our…

  • 2 May 2018

    Theresa May has spent this afternoon locked in discussions with her Brexit Cabinet Committee. Her team of senior cabinet minsters were trying to agree on what kind of post-Brexit customs arrangement Britain should have with the EU. The Prime Minister has proposed two alternatives – but ministers are split over which solution to go with.…

  • 2 May 2018

    Six Cabinet ministers present at Brexit Committee spoke against May’s preferred customs plan

    Six Cabinet ministers at the Brexit Committee this afternoon pushed back on the idea of the Customs Partnership approach and Theresa May has agreed to ponder their complaints and anxieties and work on the proposal. The idea was not killed off, one Cabinet minister said, but it was quite bruised at the end of the…

  • 30 Apr 2018

    Early this morning, Sajid Javid became Britain’s first Muslim Home Secretary. Theresa May conducted a hurried mini-reshuffle after Amber Rudd finally gave in to calls for her resignation over the Windrush scandal. The final straw proved to be her ignorance of Home Office targets for deporting illegal immigrants.