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.

  • 23 Sep 2018

    The Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn says he will back a second referendum on the Eu if that’s what his party decide at the Labour party conference. He spoke out after a survey revealed that 86 percent of Labour members would back another Brexit vote. But it’s far from guaranteed that a firm policy on…

  • 22 Sep 2018

    The politicians are planning a ‘major betrayal’ of those who voted for Brexit. That’s why Nigel Farage, the former UKIP leader, says he’s back on the road with a new Brexit Battle Bus. Today the bus pulled up in Bolton and alongside Mr Farage were the former Brexit secretary David Davis and Labour’s Kate Hoey.…

  • 21 Sep 2018

    Tonight the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, responded to Theresa May saying “a compromise is still possible”. That followed the broadside from Theresa May this afternoon demanding respect, explanations for why her plan isn’t acceptable or a better idea. Otherwise it’s no deal. No wonder the pound fell instantly. We speak to Conservative MPs…

  • 14 Sep 2018

    The High Court has found the elections watchdog gave incorrect spending advice to the official Brexit campaign during the EU referendum. The ruling is a blow to the Electoral Commission and has angered both the Leave and Remain campaign

  • 13 Sep 2018

    The British government has been condemned by the European Court of Human Rights for the way it intercepted online communications on a mass scale. Judges in Strasbourg said the principles designed to safeguard Europeans’ rights to privacy were violated.

  • 12 Sep 2018

    At the TUC, the Shadow Chancellor’s appearance got a standing ovation. His focus was workers’ rights, saying a Labour government would ban zero-hours contracts, introduce a living wage of £10 an hour and scrap anti-trade union laws. He didn’t rule out a second referendum on Brexit, saying his preferred option was a general election.

  • 10 Sep 2018

    At the Trade Union Congress in Manchester, delegates have voted to keep open the option of a public vote on any final Brexit deal. Not a second referendum, say union Leaders, but a say on any deal affecting pay and employment rights.

  • 4 Sep 2018

    After months of acrimony, Labour’s leadership has backed down, as the party’s ruling body adopted the international Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s full definition of anti-Semitism, including all its examples – along with a statement declaring it would not undermine any freedom of speech on Israel or Palestinian rights.

  • 3 Sep 2018

    A party official, who’s previously suggested that Jewish “Trump fanatics” were behind those accusations, has been re-elected to the party’s ruling body.

  • 30 Aug 2018

    Theresa May has been meeting the President of Kenya on the final leg of her Trade and Aid Africa tour.

  • 29 Aug 2018

    Theresa May has promised to help Nigeria combat terror attacks by the extremist Boko Haram group, announcing a new security partnership to give the country’s armed forces more specialist equipment and training.

  • 28 Aug 2018

    The Prime Minister is on the first leg of a three-country mission to Africa, saying she wants the UK to overtake the US to become the G7’s biggest investor in the continent by 2022.

  • 21 Aug 2018

    The Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab and Europe’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier say they’re hopeful that a withdrawal agreement can be struck “well before the end of the year”. After talks in Brussels, Mr Barnier said negotiations would continue without a break in order to bridge the remaining differences between the two sides.

  • 21 Aug 2018

    Conservatives bar People’s Vote campaign from conference brochure

    Conservative HQ has barred the Conservatives for a People’s Vote campaign from publishing an entry in the official party programme for October’s conference in Birmingham.

  • 10 Aug 2018

    It follows an article this week by the former foreign secretary – which compared women in burkas to “letter boxes” and “bank robbers”.