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. MPs To Campaign For Comedians... Seriously!

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. A group of MPs have formed a committee to campaign on behalf of Britain's comedians. The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on the UK Comedy Industry held its first meeting in the ...

  2. William Hague Ends 40-Year Tory Career

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. Nearly 40 years later he has stolen the headlines again with his bombshell resignation announcement overshadowing the rest of David Cameron's reshuffle. "Role as Leader of the House means I will finish ...

  3. Under-Fire Theresa May Plays Straight Bat

    Posted by - Jon Craig. The wily committee chairman began his interrogation by warmly congratulating her for becoming the longest serving Home Secretary since Rab Butler. But then, immediately, came Vaz’s googly: The last two weeks had been "somewhat shambolic ...

  4. Tory Propaganda War Will Continue After Strikes

    Posted by - Jon Craig. Not only was the Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude boldly claiming the strike turnout was less than half the one million the unions claimed, but David Cameron’s stance on new anti-strike laws appeared to be ...

  5. PM Plots Anti-Strike Law Amid National Walkout

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. He seemed to take pleasure in announcing to MPs that the next Tory manifesto will include a crackdown on the type of strikes being staged by a host of unions today. There will ...

  6. Sex Abuse Inquiries: Unanswered Questions Remain

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. But there are still plenty of unanswered questions arising out of the affair and the so-called "Dickens dossier" presented to then-home secretary Lord Brittan in 1983. In fact, the Home Secretary told MPs ...

  7. Labour Fails To Spill Tory Blood Over Juncker

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. But by the time Speaker Bercow called time on MPs' questions on the Jean-Claude Juncker row more than an hour-and-a-half later, the Prime Minister wasn't merely still on his feet. He was ...

  8. Gove Quizzed About Friend's Attack On PM

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. The scathing remarks were made by Dominic Cummings, who was the Education Secretary's Whitehall aide for six years and is still in close contact with him. The controversy comes only days after ...

  9. George Osborne Acts To Curb Housing Bubble

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. I'll bet he does! But whether he's back this time next year addressing the bankers and City money men and women, or listening to Ed Balls make it, could depend on ...

  10. EU Referendum Bill Is Back On The Table

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. The party vice-chairman and former minister has announced he will re-introduce the Bill steered through the Commons by Tory MP James Wharton last year. The Bill, which would make David Cameron's pledge ...

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