Michael Crick

Political Correspondent

Michael Crick is Political Correspondent for Channel 4 News.

Working for Channel 4 News represents something of a homecoming for Michael, who was a founding member of the Channel 4 News team when the programme launched in 1982.Then, he was Washington correspondent. He joined the BBC in 1990, working first on Panorama and, from 1992, on Newsnight. Michael has won two RTS awards - one for his coverage of the 1988 US election, and one for a special Panorama programme on the life of Jeffrey Archer.

"I have always admired Gary Gibbon's journalism and it's fantastic to be returning to my ITN roots to join him and the rest of the Channel 4 News team," says Michael.

He has written several books - including biographies of Alex Ferguson, Jeffrey Archer and Michael Howard. Richard Nixon famously said that whilst visiting the Oxford Union in 1978, his toughest question came from Michael, then a student.

  • Published on 21 Feb 2017

    Westminster braces for a pair of crucial by-elections this Thursday, with Labour desperate to hang on to two constituencies in its heartlands. In Stoke-on-Trent Central the result could be on a knife edge as Labour try to hold off the Ukip challenge.

  • Published on 8 Feb 2017

    Labour faces major tests in two by-elections later this month. In Stoke-on-Trent Central, and in the Copeland constituency in Cumbria, where the Conservatives are the main electoral threat.

  • Published on 2 Feb 2017

    Now the government has published its Brexit negotiating plans in a White Paper setting out 12 principles from controlling migration to what they call “taking control of our own laws”. Brexit secretary David Davies promised plenty of engagement with parliament and the public as the process moves forward but Labour said the document said “nothing”.

  • Published on 1 Feb 2017 Sections ,

    He’s a candidate in the Stoke by-election, but  did Ukip leader Paul Nuttall break election law? He stated  on his nomination form that his current home was an address in the constituency which, he admitted to this programme today, he’d never even visited.

  • Published on 25 Jan 2017 Sections

    First the High Court, then the Supreme Court, and now a white paper, setting out in detail the Government’s actual negotiation plans over the how and when of Brexit..Theresa May wanted none of it. But she has been forced into the latest concession after some Conservative MPs joined opposition calls for a formal document making…

  • Published on 24 Jan 2017 Sections ,

    Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is furious that the devolved assemblies won’t be getting their own say, declaring it showed that claims about Scotland being an equal partner were just “empty rhetoric” and “worthless”.

  • Published on 17 Jan 2017 Sections , , ,

    The former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw could be sued by a former Libyan dissident who was allegedly kidnapped by the CIA in 2004 and taken to Libya.

  • Published on 16 Jan 2017 Sections , ,

    Fresh elections will be held in Northern Ireland after the power-sharing agreement collapsed.

  • Published on 13 Jan 2017 Sections ,

    His time in the Commons was, he said, both deeply rewarding and intensely frustrating: with that, the leading Labour MP Tristram Hunt announced he was stepping down from Parliament.

  • Published on 12 Jan 2017 Sections ,

    The contest for the leadership of Britain’s biggest union is being compared to a battle for the Labour movement’s soul.

  • Published on 3 Jan 2017 Sections

    He was Britain’s top man in Brussels. One of the country’s most experienced EU negotiators, he had been earmarked to play a key role in this year’s Brexit talks. But today Sir Ivan Rogers stunned the political world by announcing his resignation.

  • Published on 22 Dec 2016 Sections ,

    The government has promised an additional £400m to help supply faster broadband to more than half a million homes – after the watchdog found 1.4 million households don’t have good enough access to meet the most basic digital needs. Our Politics Correspondent Michael Crick speaks to Culture Secretary Karen Bradley about it.

  • Published on 21 Dec 2016 Sections ,

    Jeremy Corbyn has been given something of an awkward Christmas present by one of his MPs. Jamie Reed is to resign his seat of Copeland in Cumbria at the end of January.

  • Published on 20 Dec 2016 Sections , ,

    Scotland inside the single market – even if the rest of the UK is out. That’s top of Nicola Sturgeon’s wish list as she called for more powers to protect Scottish interests after Brexit.

  • Published on 16 Dec 2016 Sections ,

    If you’re hoping to join the great Christmas getaway next weekend then beware: check-in staff, baggage handlers and cargo crew at 18 airports across the country have voted for a 48 hour strike from December 23rd. Pilots at Virgin Atlantic and British Airways cabin staff are also planning industrial action over the festive period.