Michael Crick

Political Correspondent

Michael Crick is Political Correspondent for Channel 4 News.

Michael has been an on-screen TV reporter for almost a third of a century. He is the only founding member of the Channel 4 News team from 1982 (when he was 24) who is still working on the programme - though there was a 21-year gap when he worked for a lesser-known British broadcaster.

In his first spell on Channel 4 News he ended up as Washington Correspondent (1988-90). He says his move back here in 2011 was the best he ever made. "I've never enjoyed my work as much as I do now. Gary Gibbon is a superb Political Editor, the best in the business. We have very different styles as journalists, and I think that helps."

Michael has won three RTS awards - the first, in 1989, was for his coverage for Channel 4 News of the 1988 US election; the second, in 2002, was for a BBC Panorama programme on Jeffrey Archer. Then in 2013 he was RTS Specialist Correspondent of the Year. In 2014 he was also chosen as Political Studies Association Journalist of the Year.

He has written several books - including biographies of Alex Ferguson, Jeffrey Archer and Michael Heseltine. He is now writing a biography of the legendary political scientist and psephologist David Butler.

Michael is also a lay governor of Manchester University.

  • Published on 26 Apr 2017

    To other elections now, and 17 years after London elected its first city-wide mayor, three more English conurbations will next week elect their first mayors.

  • Published on 21 Apr 2017 Sections

    Len McCluskey has won re-election as general secretary of Britain’s biggest union, Unite – seeing off his main challenger Gerard Coyne by just over five and a half thousand votes.

  • Published on 21 Apr 2017 Sections ,

    Theresa May has promised that she will stick with Britain’s commitment to spend 0.7 percent of national income on overseas aid, despite mounting pressure from some of her own MPs.  

  • Published on 20 Apr 2017 Sections ,

    Many Labour MPs who are seeking to defend their seats in the forthcoming election are famously less than enthusiastic about Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership. But some of them – particularly in traditional Labour strongholds in the north of England – have a second problem: they campaigned in favour of Britain remaining in the EU, while the majority of their constituents voted to leave.

  • Published on 19 Apr 2017

    In Thanet South, one of the seats at the centre of the election expenses investigation, Nigel Farage has hinted he might run again, while the sitting Conservative MP has insisted the spending issue won’t affect potential voters.

  • Published on 27 Mar 2017

    The Unite union has accused a group of West Midlands MPs of “extraordinary, unprecedented interference” in the union’s democracy, on the day that ballot papers go out to members to vote in the leadership election for Britain’s biggest union.

  • Published on 25 Mar 2017 Sections ,

    UKIP’s only MP, Douglas Carswell has quit the party – saying UKIP had now achieved its goal of getting Britain out of Europe. The party’s leaders accused him of actively trying to undermine the party and leave before he was pushed. We go live to our political correspondent Michael Crick.

  • Published on 24 Mar 2017 Sections ,

    The cost of Britain leaving the European Union will be around £50bn, according to Commission President Jean Claude Juncker, who said the UK would have to settle up for commitments it had already made.

  • Published on 23 Mar 2017 Sections ,

    Yesterday was by no means the first time the Houses of Parliament have come under attack, as Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was quick to point out, adding that the freedom and democracy were stronger than any adversary.

  • Published on 22 Mar 2017 Sections

    The Prime Minister, who was whisked away from the Commons as the attack began, has said her thoughts are with the victims. Tonight she  has been chairing a meeting of the Cobra security committee.

  • Published on 17 Mar 2017 Sections

    In Cardiff, there’s been no sign of compromise from Theresa May, as she told Conservatives a second Scottish referendum would be “bad for us all”.

  • Published on 16 Mar 2017 Sections ,

    The Conservative Party repeatedly broke the law by failing to properly declare its election expenses during the last general election. That’s the categorical and damning finding of a year long investigation by the Electoral Commission – the official body charged with regulating political parties and elections. It follows a long-running investigation by Channel 4 News…

  • Published on 15 Mar 2017 Sections ,

    At least 12 Conservative Party MPs are facing the possibility of criminal charges tonight, after they were referred to the Crown Prosecution Service by police over their election expenses, following a year-long investigation by this programme.

  • Published on 14 Mar 2017 Sections

    Welcome to the Oran Mor Whisky Bar in Glasgow, where already the talk is of another Independence referendum, even though it could be two years off.

  • Published on 14 Mar 2017 Sections ,

    Channel 4 News understands that the Conservative MP for South Thanet has been interviewed by the police in relation to Conservative Party election expenses.