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.

  • 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…

  • 20 Feb 2018

    Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has come out fighting over allegations that he was paid to spy on Britain during the Cold War, dismissing them as nonsense.

  • 7 Feb 2018

    Theresa May and ten of her senior cabinet minsters have spent the afternoon working out the government’s policy on a future relationship with the EU after Brexit. Another meeting is scheduled for tomorrow. And this evening, more data has emerged from the Treasury’s leaked assessment of the possible impact of Brexit on the economy.

  • 5 Feb 2018

    Donald Trump has triggered a new spat with the British government after he turned to Twitter to vent his fury, this time about the state of the NHS. Early this morning, Mr Trump tweeted that thousands of people had been demonstrating in the UK because the National Health Service was, he said, “broke and not…

  • 2 Feb 2018

    The government minister Steve Baker was today forced to apologise in the House of Commons for appearing to suggest that some civil servants were conspiring against Brexit. The Brexit minister faced calls for his resignation yesterday after he failed to dismiss an assertion by arch-Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg that Treasury officials were trying to keep Britain…

  • 30 Jan 2018

    There’s been a kerfuffle over the Ukip leader Henry Bolton’s academic qualifications.

  • 30 Jan 2018

    A Tory lord, who until last summer was one of Theresa May’s Brexit ministers, today warned the Prime Minister that Britain will be walking “a gang plank into thin air” if the government doesn’t decide what it actually wants out of Brexit. As the European withdrawal bill arrived in the House of Lords, amid the…

  • 29 Jan 2018

    The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator has said Britain will need to follow any new EU rules made during the transition period, without having a say in how they are made or what they contain. Michel Barnier’s comments come as criticism of Theresa May’s government continues to bubble over, with one of her own backbench MPs…

  • 23 Jan 2018

    Despite resignations from more than a dozen colleagues, Ukip leader Henry Bolton isn’t budging. On Sunday, Ukip’s national executive voted no confidence in Mr Bolton following the controversy around his recent girlfriend Jo Marney and several racist comments she made on social media. Now Ukip will hold an extraordinary general meeting on 17 February to decide Mr…

  • 22 Jan 2018

    So certain that he repeated it: Henry Bolton has declared he won’t resign as Ukip leader, despite a series of key party figures quitting in protest. Unbowed by yesterday’s vote of no confidence, Mr Bolton insisted today he would fight on, declaring the party’s ruling body needed “significant and urgent reform”.