Jon Craig

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A seasoned broadcaster and print journalist, Jon Craig joined Sky News’ highly respected political team in February 2003 and was appointed Chief Political Correspondent in July 2006.

One of the most experienced political journalists in the lobby, Jon has more than 25 years’ experience as both a print and broadcast Political Editor and has covered every major story from the Falklands War to David Cameron's successful bid to get to No.10. He also exclusively on Sky News, broke the news of Lord Levy’s arrest in connection with the cash-for-honours inquiry in July 2006.

Prior to joining Sky, Jon was Political Editor of BBC London, where he enjoyed a high-profile role presenting the BBC One news bulletins as well as presenting MetroPol, BBC2’s regional political programme for London.

Before joining the BBC, Jon was Political Editor of the Sunday Express for three years – prior to this he was Political Editor of the Daily Express. Whilst at the Express Jon frequently appeared as a newspaper reviewer and political pundit for Sky News. Jon also held the role of Political Correspondent of Today and Home Affairs Correspondent at The Sunday Times where he covered the 1987 General Election.

Jon began his journalism career as a graduate trainee with Thomson Regional Newspapers working on the Evening Gazette in Middleborough, he then went on to gain the roles of Parliamentary Correspondent and Senior Political Correspondent.

Jon gained an LLB at Southampton University, where he was also Student Union President after graduating.

Jon was chairman of the House of Commons Press Gallery in 1998. Before switching from newspapers to broadcasting he was described in the New Statesman magazine as "the best of the lobby hacks on TV”.

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Articles by Jon Craig

  1. 'Big Clunking Fist' Rides To The Rescue

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. And so Gordon Brown, the man Tony Blair famously called the "big clunking fist", strode into the tiny Elderslie Village Hall near Paisley like a prize fighter entering the boxing ring. He had ...

  2. Sturgeon Leaves Rivals A Mountain To Climb

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. For a start, the venue was out if this world, almost literally. The SNP chose to unveil its manifesto at the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena. Yes, that's right, a rocky adventure playground ...

  3. Hospital Boss Pay Hikes Enough For 1,300 Nurses

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. NHS executives received an average wage hike last year of 6% with the total bill rising from £570m in 2013 to £605m. Had their pay increased by 1% in line with nurses, the ...

  4. NHS Bosses Received £35m In Pay Rises - Report

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. Sky News' own calculations show executives received an average wage hike last year of 6% with the total bill rising from £570m in 2013 to £605m. Had their pay increased by 1% in ...

  5. Tories Pledge Thatcher-Style Lloyds Sell-Off

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. Only days after reviving Margaret Thatcher's right to buy policy in the Tory manifesto, he is now planning to win votes with a promise of cheap shares in a £10bn sell-off within ...

  6. Labour Fury Over Tory 'English Tax' Plan

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. Scottish Labour leader Jim Murphy says the move "stinks" and is "a brutal betrayal of Scotland" which would reduce Scottish MPs at Westminster to "second-class MPs". The "English taxes" proposal is included in ...

  7. Labour's 'Two Elections' Spending Dilemma

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. Facing an onslaught from his Tory and SNP opponents, he insisted that he and Ed Balls are "singing from the same hymn sheet" on Labour's spending plans. But his claim was far ...

  8. 'Accidental PM' Warning As SNP Enjoys Poll Boost

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. More than half of voters certain to take part (52%), said they would vote SNP, against 24% backing Labour. A month ago the figures were 46% and 30%. The poll is a severe ...

  9. Tactical Voting Poll Boost For Scottish Labour

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. The survey indicated a significant proportion of Tory, Liberal Democrat and Labour voters may be prepared put tribal affiliation to one side in order to scupper the party intent on ending the Union ...

  10. SNP Demands Control Over Tax And Spending

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. In the second TV election debate in 24 hours, she faced claims from Labour and the Conservatives that the move would leave Scotland billions of pounds worse off. Her controversial demand came after ...

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