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. He is now writing a biography of the legendary political scientist and psephologist David Butler, which is due out in the autumn of 2018.

Michael is also a lay governor of Manchester University.

  • 11 Apr 2018

    Prime Minister Theresa May has redoubled her condemnation of the suspected gas attack in Syria on Saturday, but she wouldn’t be drawn on Donald Trump’s bellicose tweets. MPs from across parliament are demanding they get the chance to debate any UK-backed military action before it happens.

  • 10 Apr 2018

    Theresa May has declared that the international community “needed to respond” to uphold the worldwide ban on chemical weapons and hold those responsible to account, after talking by phone with President Trump. In the last few moments the French President Emmanuel Macron has said France would decide “within days” with the UK and the United States…

  • 9 Apr 2018

    What’s the reaction been from British politicians to the suspected chemical weapons attack in Douma?

  • 3 Apr 2018

    The Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn may have fanned the flames of the Party’s anti-Semitism row after attending at an event organised by a left-wing Jewish group which is critical of more mainstream Jewish organisations. Mr Corbyn’s attendance at the ‘Jewdas’ event to mark Passover was condemned by one MP as ‘irresponsible and dangerous’. But Jeremy Corbyn said…

  • 29 Mar 2018

    The row over anti-semitism within the Labour Party shows no sign of calming down with Jeremy Corbyn making another intervention this afternoon to try and show that his party has “a zero tolerance” approach to the issue. It comes after the leader sacked the chair of the party’s disputes panel over her support for a…

  • 26 Mar 2018

    Theresa May has backed her political secretary Stephen Parkinson, despite calls for him to be sacked for allegedly “outing” a whistleblower as gay. Brexit campaigner Shahmir Sanni told this programme that Vote Leave “cheated” during the EU referendum campaign. In response, Mr Parkinson, a political adviser at No 10, as well as denying that he’d…

  • 23 Mar 2018

    Shadow Northern Ireland Secretary Owen Smith has been sacked after he called for a second EU referendum. Mr Smith said he had been fired for his views on the “damage” he believes Brexit will do to the UK’s economy and the Good Friday Agreement.

  • 11 Mar 2018

    The founder of the left-wing Momentum group, Jon Lansman, has announced he is pulling out of the contest to become Labour’s general secretary – in a move which clears the way for Jeremy Corbyn’s preferred candidate.

  • 7 Mar 2018

    The source of a controversial donation to the Democratic Unionists during the Brexit campaign will remain secret, despite a vote to extend transparency rules to Northern Ireland. The rules will only apply to donations made after July 2017, so anything relating to the Brexit referendum remains under wraps. And that includes a donation of more…

  • 6 Mar 2018

    Boris Johnson told the Commons today that he is not pointing fingers, but warned that Britain will respond “robustly” if evidence of state responsibility for the Salisbury incident emerges. And in a sign of the strained relations with Moscow, the Foreign Secretary took the extraordinary step of describing Russia as a “malign and disruptive force”.…

  • 1 Mar 2018

    Campaigners have reacted with anger to the announcement that the second part of the Leveson Inquiry into relations between the press and the police will not now go ahead. Rejecting accusations that the decision was a betrayal of the victims of press abuse, the Culture Secretary Matt Hancock said another costly inquiry was “not the…

  • 28 Feb 2018

    The Metropolitan Police are investigating Max Mosley, the former president of world motorsport’s governing body, after allegations raised in the Daily Mail and featured on this programme last night. We reported on the existence of a racist political leaflet, which raised questions about whether he had misled the High Court in his 2008 privacy action…

  • 27 Feb 2018

    He won a landmark legal victory against the press almost a decade ago, after a tabloid expose into his sex life. Now Max Mosley is threatening to sue three major newspaper groups, insisting they stop publishing details of that expose. But one of the papers, the Daily Mail, has uncovered details of Mr Mosley’s past…

  • 23 Feb 2018

    The general secretary of the Labour Party, Iain McNicol, has resigned.

  • 22 Feb 2018

    Theresa May and ten of her senior Cabinet ministers are huddled deep in talks tonight at Chequers, the Prime Minister’s Buckinghamshire country house.  There’s only one item on the agenda. You guessed it: Brexit. The meeting started with afternoon tea and is expected to continue well into the evening. Mrs May summoned the special meeting…