Jackie Long

Social Affairs Editor and Presenter

Jackie Long is social affairs editor and presenter for Channel 4 News.

Jackie Long is Channel 4 News Social affairs editor and presenter. She joined the programme in 2011, following more than two decades at the BBC. Most recently she was Correspondent at Newsnight, and she previously worked on The World at One, PM and Five Live.

  • Published on 27 Apr 2017

    Effie Stilwell was just five months old when she collapsed and was rushed to hospital. When her condition had been assessed, her father was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and she was sent to live with foster carers. Months of legal proceedings followed and eventually experts ruled that Effie has a rare syndrome…

  • Published on 25 Apr 2017 Sections ,

    Britain’s biggest food bank charity, the Trussell Trust, has revealed a huge leap in the numbers of people needing emergency food parcels in the past year.

  • Published on 22 Apr 2017

    Jackie Long speaks with the Labour Mayor of London Sadiq Khan at a St George’s day event, and asks him whether the Labour party would avoid any tax bombshells during the election by declaring from the start a platform of raising taxes.

  • Published on 13 Apr 2017 Sections

    Joining me now: the technology entrepreneur and former policy advisor to David Cameron and George Osborne — Rohan Silva.

  • Published on 12 Apr 2017 Sections ,

    Thousands of people with disabilities have already had their adapted vehicles taken away, because of changes in the benefit system. Now the charity Muscular Dystrophy UK says 900 people each week are losing their cars or scooters because they’re being denied the new Personal Independence Payments.

  • Published on 12 Apr 2017 Sections ,

    The Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner could face criminal charges over allegations she failed to properly declare the election expenses of a Conservative candidate during the 2015 General Election.

  • Published on 11 Apr 2017 Sections , , ,

    It’s a classic movie formula. Put two men who hate each other on a tense car journey , forced to work together; then watch as they begrudgingly come to develop a mutual respect. A new film called ‘The Journey’ does just this, but casts Northern Ireland’s deeply opposed political leaders as the central characters.

  • Published on 3 Apr 2017 Sections

    It’s more than half a century since the civil rights movement emerged in the United States and yet 42 per cent of Americans say they personally worry a “great deal” about race relationstoday. The documentary ‘I Am Not Your Negro’  explores the history of racism through the eyes of the late author James Baldwin.

  • Published on 29 Mar 2017 Sections

    Tonight we’re joined by an audience of business people, students and some of the city’s migrant population, some celebrating, some much more anxious about today and we’re going to ask what happens now.

  • Published on 29 Mar 2017 Sections

    Welcome back to Hull, and I’m here with an audience of people from across the city to ask what happens now Brexit is actually under way.

  • Published on 28 Mar 2017 Sections

    Grimsby boasted the biggest fishing fleet in the world in the middle of the last century, but that all went after the Cod Wars and the town has struggled since. It was one of the biggest supporters of Brexit, with a 70% vote for leave last June.

  • Published on 16 Mar 2017 Sections ,

    The record £70,000 fine handed out to to the Tory party for improperly declaring election expenses may have landed during Theresa May’s premiership, but the actions that provoked it happened on David Cameron’s watch.

  • Published on 8 Mar 2017

    Sefton, on Merseyside, has one of the highest proportions of elderly residents of any English constituency. It’s a place where the local council spends more than half its budget on adult social care. So will the Government offer today be enough to fill their funding gap?

  • Published on 2 Mar 2017 Sections

    In the studio, Jo Yurky, a parent and co-founder of the fair funding for all schools campaign, and Jules White, the head teacher of a school in West Sussex. And in Leeds is David O’ Hara the Chair of Governors for a school in Barnsley.

  • Published on 2 Mar 2017 Sections ,

    After years of lobbying from areas which claimed they’d been underfunded, the government has come up with a proposed new so called “fairer funding formula”.