Michael Crick , Political Correspondent

Michael Crick is Political Correspondent for Channel 4 News.

Michael has been an on-screen TV reporter for more than 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 four 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 2014, and again in 2018, he was RTS Specialist Correspondent of the Year. In 2014 he was also chosen as Political Studies Association Journalist of the Year, and in 2018, the Charles Wheeler Award for Excellence in Broadcasting.

He has written several books - including biographies of Alex Ferguson, Jeffrey Archer and Michael Heseltine. In 2018 he published Sultan of Swing, a biography of the legendary political scientist and psephologist David Butler.

Michael has been a lay governor of Manchester University since 2012.

  • 18 Jan 2019

    A Mr Johnson once famously said: “The present age abounds with a race of liars who are content with the consciousness of falsehood.” That was Samuel Johnson in 1753. Today Boris Johnson – no relation – gave a speech on his Brexit ideas. But after falsely claiming he never issued warnings about immigration from Turkey during the…

  • 17 Jan 2019

    Jeremy Corbyn has been speaking to Labour activists in Hastings – where his party came within less than 350 votes of taking the seat from Amber Rudd in 2017. Mr Corbyn told supporters that if Theresa May refused to budge and left the country facing a No Deal Brexit, he would then consider other options – including a second…

  • 16 Jan 2019

    So what happens now? From delaying Article 50 to calling a general election, to pushing on regardless, rarely can the future have looked so confusing and so uncertain.

  • 11 Jan 2019

    With just 77 days to go, the Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said the deep divisions in the Commons had increased the prospect of Brexit being halted altogether, warning that would be an “incredibly damaging breach of trust”.  

  • 9 Jan 2019

    A senior Conservative Party campaign official has been found guilty of breaking election expenses law.

  • 8 Jan 2019

    The Metropolitan Police has said it will deal “robustly” with protesters who barrack MPs outside parliament.

  • 3 Jan 2019

    Environment secretary Michael Gove warns farmers that a no-deal Brexit could have severe implications for the agriculture industry. 

  • 19 Dec 2018

    Lip readers across the land were deployed to analyse television footage of Mr Corbyn saying something to colleagues sitting next to him during Prime Minister’s Questions. Mr Corbyn insisted he was completely opposed to the use of sexist or misogynist language. But that didn’t stop Tory MPs demanding an apology.

  • 13 Dec 2018

    Council tax in England is set to soar above inflation – as ministers gave local authorities the go ahead to raise tax in April by 3%. It means families facing a steep increase in bills – plus, in England and Wales – up to £24 a year per household to fund extra cash for police…

  • 7 Dec 2018

    The government’s attempt to sell its Brexit deal today was more stick than carrot, with warnings that ports could be disrupted for up to six months and traffic flows across the Channel could drop to just 13 per cent, if the UK leaves without a Brexit deal.

  • 27 Nov 2018

    These might well be the hardest of the hard yards. Theresa May has to travel frenetically to try to get this deal over the line. Here to the heart of rural Wales she came, to meet the best in show of the farming community this morning, then on to Belfast and a DUP welcoming committee, if that’s the right word.

  • 19 Nov 2018

    The new Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd has admitted there are problems with Universal Credit.

  • 16 Nov 2018

    It’s been another hectic day in Westminster – Amber Rudd has been appointed to be Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. It’s a remarkable return to the political frontline, only eight months since her demise as Home Secretary over the Windrush controversy.

  • 12 Nov 2018

    A senior Conservative official accused of intentionally encouraging or assisting an MP and his agent to submit false expense returns has said she did not take control of Craig Mackinlay’s campaign in the 2015 general election. Giving evidence for the first time, Marion Little insists she was there as part of a team set up by the Conservatives…

  • 9 Nov 2018

    Jo Johnson’s resignation is another boost to those calling for a new people’s vote referendum on Brexit. And it hasn’t just been welcomed by like-minded Remainers. Chief Brexiteer and big brother Boris Johnson said the pair may not agree about Brexit, but were “united in dismay” over the UK’s position. And the DUP leader said her party could not…