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 28 Jun 2017 Sections ,

    The police say the death toll from the Grenfell Tower fire will not be known for many months, with 80 currently presumed dead. They revealed that there are 23 flats in the North Kensington block where they haven’t been able to trace anyone alive. Despite this latest update, there is still growing frustration among local…

  • Published on 23 Jun 2017

    Police are now considering manslaughter charges, and say the cladding and insulation used around Grenfell Tower both failed fire safety checks. The Met said documents and materials had been seized from a “number of organisations” involved with the building and refurbishment. It’s also been confirmed that the blaze was caused by a faulty fridge freezer.…

  • Published on 22 Jun 2017 Sections ,

    The London Mayor Sadiq Khan has declared that the entire leadership at Kensington and Chelsea council should consider their positions – saying there was “not a chance in hell” that residents would have “the semblance of confidence” in them. The council’s chief executive has already quit – but are those with political power accepting their…

  • Published on 21 Jun 2017

    With many households now homeless, today the Government announced that some survivors will be rehomed in 68 newly built social housing flats in a luxury development in Kensington and Chelsea borough. And the Government is considering setting up a new civil disaster reaction taskforce to provide assistance at times of emergency. Tonight the Home Office…

  • Published on 19 Jun 2017 Sections

    A minute’s silence was observed this morning in memory of those who died in the Grenfell fire – a number now put at 79 by the emergency services, who have searched the building, but they still say they cannot be sure that this is the final total.

  • Published on 16 Jun 2017

    The police have now confirmed that, at the very least, 30 died in the Grenfell Tower fire. The numbers are rising.  So too are the social and political tensions brought out into the open by Tuesday’s tragedy. And on a day when the Queen and Prince William toured a relief centre in North Kensington, and…

  • Published on 16 Jun 2017 Sections

    “This is a tale of two cities. This is what Dickens was writing about in the century before last, and it’s still here in 2017.”

  • Published on 15 Jun 2017 Sections

    Theresa May has ordered a full public inquiry into the west London tower block fire. The blackened hulk of what was once the home of more than 400 people stands witness to a monumental failure in the provision of safe public housing. This in a borough where property prices are the highest in Britain.

  • Published on 14 Jun 2017

    It’s believed to have started shortly before one o’clock on the lower floors of a 24-storey tower block. Within half an hour, flames were leaping up the side of the building. At the height of the blaze, the building was engulfed, with some residents fleeing, others screaming for help and others, according to eye-witness reports, either jumping…

  • Published on 14 Jun 2017 Sections

    Those residents who managed to escape from their flats in Grenfell Tower have been evacuated to a nearby community centre, where they’re being offered food and shelter.

  • Published on 11 Jun 2017 Sections

    Former Conservative Deputy Prime Minister Lord Heseltine on the issue that he believes is dividing the Conservative party.

  • Published on 10 Jun 2017 Sections ,

    Interview with Joey Jones – who worked as Theresa May’s spokesperson when she was Home Secretary.

  • Published on 9 Jun 2017

    We’re in Wolverhampton, in a seat that was predicted to go to the Conservatives. But not only did Labour retain it, it increased its majority – a trend seen across the country, especially in university towns like this one. Both main parties aimed policies at righting the disparity across the generations, from Labour’s pledge to…

  • Published on 7 Jun 2017 Sections ,

    There’s one issue you won’t have heard much of in this campaign and that’s poverty.

  • Published on 6 Jun 2017 Sections ,

    Former Home Office Minister Liam Byrne says Theresa May has taken 20,000 police officers off the streets, while her government has underestimated the scale of the terrorist threat.