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.

  • 9 Aug 2018

    A Conservative-run council has voted to bring in drastic cuts – which will leave its services running at the bare legal minimum.  

  • 9 Aug 2018

    Boris Johnson is facing an investigation into whether he broke Conservative Party rules over his comments about Muslim women.

  • 8 Aug 2018

    Senior Tories are calling for the former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to be kicked out of the Conservative Party, after his remarks about women who wear burkas.

  • 7 Aug 2018

    The Prime Minister has said Boris Johnson caused offence over comments he made about Muslim women – and backed calls for him to apologise.

  • 2 Aug 2018

    Interest rates are today the highest they’ve been in nine years. The rise – announced by the Bank of England earlier – takes them from 0.5 to 0.75 per cent. That’s back above the level set by the Bank of England just after the financial crisis in 2008. Our Political Correspondent, Michael Crick has travelled…

  • 30 Jul 2018

    For a week, stories have been circulating about government plans to stockpile food and medicine, if the UK leaves the EU without some kind of a trade agreement. One specific but potentially vital issue is what will happen to the country’s supplies of insulin in the event of no deal.

  • 20 Jul 2018

    Theresa May’s Brexit proposals have been called into question by Europe’s chief negotiator, who raised a whole string of objections to her new white paper. Michel Barnier said plans for a facilitated customs agreement opened up the risk of fraud, more bureaucracy and damage to European business. Mrs May, who’s just visited the Irish border,…

  • 19 Jul 2018

    Theresa May has begun a two day visit to Northern Ireland, with her first visit to the Irish border since the Brexit vote. The Prime Minister went to Belleek, in County Fermanagh, to meet local businesses and political leaders concerned about what will happen with issues like trade and free movement after Britain leaves the…

  • 17 Jul 2018

    Vote Leave, which was the official Brexit campaign backed by Michael Gove and Boris Johnson, has been fined and referred to the police for breaking the law.

  • 10 Jul 2018

    He served in Churchill’s government and held many major offices of state, famously resigning as foreign secretary over the Falklands invasion. Former prime ministers have led the tributes to Lord Carrington, who’s died at the age of 99. Sir John Major said he felt “immensely privileged” to have known him, while David Cameron described his…

  • 10 Jul 2018

    Theresa May has been hit by more resignations over her Brexit plan, just hours after appealing for Tory unity at the first meeting of her new-look cabinet. Ben Bradley and Maria Caulfield stepped down as vice chairs of the Conservative Party, one calling the plan as “the worst of all worlds”. The PM didn’t get…

  • 4 Jul 2018

    Months ago, Channel 4 News and the Observer broadcast the extraordinary claims of a whistleblower, who claimed Vote Leave broke the law on spending on the 2016 Brexit referendum. Those claims reignited an Electoral Commission investigation into the actions of the official Leave campaign. Today, in a pre-emptive strike, the Leave campaign leaked parts of…

  • 3 Jul 2018

    Britain’s biggest union, Unite, said it was “open to the possibility” of a second EU referendum, pledging to mobilise against the final deal which the government is due to agree later this month. Activists approved an executive statement at the union’s policy conference in Brighton, saying it was “highly unlikely” that the final Brexit deal…

  • 26 Jun 2018

    It’s no secret that Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson agrees with MPs on the Defence Select Committee, who today called for far more to be spent on the armed forces. Right now the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Liz Truss, is on her feet – strongly disagreeing with him in a central London speech.

  • 22 Jun 2018

    It’s not an idle threat, it’s the dawning reality of Brexit, says Airbus. The government insists it isn’t expecting a no-deal scenario, but the official negotiating position is still that no deal better than a bad deal. And Airbus believes that would be so terrible it might have to leave the country, and with it…