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.
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.
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.
The new Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd has admitted there are problems with Universal Credit.
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.
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…
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…
The South Thanet MP claimed he was in considerable ignorance about the financial aspects of his 2015 general election campaign. He denies two charges of making a false election expenses declaration.
Aaron Banks, self-declared “Bad Boy of Brexit” was living it up in Bermuda today. But the National Crime Agency now wants to know where he got the money for the biggest political gift in British history.
A Conservative MP on trial for allegedly breaking election spending limits has admitted he was “clueless” when it came to keeping track of election expenditure.
The Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey has admitted the new universal credit system needs to change, after a damning report by MPs.
A Tory MP over-spent more than twice the legal limit during his 2015 general election campaign while trying to stop the then Ukip leader Nigel Farage becoming an MP, a court has heard. South Thanet MP Craig Mackinlay, along with his election agent Nathan Gray and Conservative party official Marion Little, are on trial alleged to have been complicit…
An inquiry into workplace behaviour in the House of Commons has said a culture of “deference and silence” has enabled bullying and sexual harassment to take place.
Arron Banks has been putting pressure on local parties to encourage people to join the Conservatives to try and get Remain-backing Tory MPs deselected.
Calling it the “new common sense of our time”, Jeremy Corbyn has set out the most radical agenda any mainstream party has embraced for a generation. But there was a dramatic message for Theresa May too: come up with the right Brexit deal, and we will support you. His two tests? Preventing a hard border…
Jeremy Corbyn has told this programme that he will “respect the decision of the party and act accordingly” after his Shadow Brexit Secretary told the Labour party conference that “nobody is ruling out Remain as an option” should there be a fresh referendum on Brexit. Sir Keir Starmer’s off-script announcement was greeted by rapturous applause by some in the hall, though there…