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.

  • 3 Dec 2018

    The Attorney General admitted today that the draft Brexit deal was a calculated risk.

  • 1 Dec 2018

    G20 leaders have agreed a final statement on global trade, climate and migration issues at their summit in Argentina, after diplomats negotiated through the night. Tensions between the United States and China dominated the gathering, but Brexit loomed over proceedings too, as Japan’s leader urged Theresa May not to let Britain crash out of the…

  • 30 Nov 2018

    The Prime Minister arrived in Argentina for the G20 summit keen to sell the benefits of Brexit. World leaders met against a backdrop of crisis in Crimea and the Saudi Arabian murder of a dissident journalist, but the European Council President Donald Tusk took the opportunity to say the EU stands ready for “no deal…

  • 30 Nov 2018

    Prime Minister seeking support from “all MPs” ahead of Brexit vote

    In her interview with me for tonight’s Channel 4 News, the Prime Minsiter emphasised that she was addressing her pleas for support to “all MPs.” Having first started stuffing envelopes for the Conservative Party in the early years of secondary school, Mrs May is a deeply partisan and proud Tory. She finds herself having to…

  • 30 Nov 2018

    Our political editor Gary Gibbon tracks the history of Brexit from the 2016 referendum to the proposed withdrawal deal the government is now touting.

  • 30 Nov 2018

    As Theresa May heads off, quite inconveniently, to the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, the Commons vote on her Brexit deal looms ever closer. For this week’s podcast I sat down with Lord Peter Hennessy – venerated professor of post-war history – and probed his thoughts on how this period of political and economic uncertainty will…

  • 30 Nov 2018

    May brushes off Brexit Plan B questions as she travels to G20 summit

    Good morning from Buenos Aires where Theresa May has arrived overnight ready for two days of talks at the G20. She wont have had to time to listen to her International Trade Secretary defending her deal on Radio 4 this morning but if she had she might have thought it was someone speaking from a…

  • 26 Nov 2018

    Theresa May has pleaded with MPs to back her Brexit deal.  She claimed the British people wanted the Commons to get on with it and not send the Brexit process “back to square one”.

  • 26 Nov 2018

    In search of Brexit Plan B

    Back from Brussels to Westminster and just about every Tory you talk to is trying to look through the deal itself to work out what follows defeat. Theresa May at the press conference in Brussels yesterday, and again in the Commons today, said that defeat would bring “division and uncertainty.” A lot of MPs are…

  • 25 Nov 2018

    Theresa May has got agreement on Brexit from her 27 EU counterparts – who signed off the deal she negotiated in 38 minutes this morning.

  • 25 Nov 2018

    EU leaders sign off on UK’s Brexit deal

    It took 38 minutes for the EU leaders to sign off on the Brexit deal. There was talk of sadness and a slightly mournful air to the brief proceedings, one source said. The 27 leaders agreed that when they let Theresa May into their meeting they wanted to ask her about “next steps.” They did not, I am told, mean future trade negotiations but meant how on earth she was going to get the deal through Parliament.

  • 23 Nov 2018

    In the week we finally saw the declaration on the future relationship with the European Union – we look at what that document tells us and what the relations with the EU might look like.

  • 22 Nov 2018

    Theresa May insisted a deal is “within our grasp”. This after a new draft document was published, outlining what the UK’s relationship with the EU will look like after Brexit. Downing Street appeared to be taken by surprise when the 26-page political declaration on trade, security and other issues was leaked out this morning. The…

  • 21 Nov 2018

    Theresa May is still in talks with the European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels, amid increasing pressure to agree a divorce deal.

  • 21 Nov 2018

    The May/ Juncker talks

    This visit is in fact part of the “selling of the deal” which Theresa May is now embarked on.