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. Hague 'Nobody' Jibe Prompts £1m UKIP Donation

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. Arron Banks, a multimillionaire insurance tycoon, strolled on to the lawn of a country house hotel in Gloucestershire alongside Mr Farage in bright sunshine and announced that an insult from William Hague had ...

  2. Hague Comment Prompts £1m UKIP Donation

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. Arron Banks, a multimillionaire insurance tycoon, strolled on to the lawn of a country house hotel in Gloucestershire alongside Mr Farage in bright sunshine and announced that an insult from William Hague had ...

  3. William Hague Insult Prompts £1m UKIP Donation

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. Arron Banks, a multi-millionaire insurance tycoon, strolled on to the lawn of a country house hotel in Gloucestershire alongside Mr Farage in bright sunshine and announced that an insult from William Hague had ...

  4. Ex-Tory Supporter Boosts UKIP Donation To £1m

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. Arron Banks, a multi-millionaire insurance tycoon, strolled on to the lawn of a country house hotel in Gloucestershire alongside Mr Farage in bright sunshine and announced that an insult from William Hague had ...

  5. UK Can't Stand By On IS Murder, Says Hammond

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. He insisted raids by RAF planes would be based on intelligence to minimise civilian casualties and "target the bad guys". He was speaking as David Cameron was poised to win support from MPs ...

  6. UK Cannot Stand By On IS Murder, Says Hammond

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. He insisted raids by RAF planes would be based on intelligence to minimise civilian casualties and "target the bad guys". He was speaking as David Cameron was poised to win support from MPs ...

  7. UKIP Steps Up Bid To Build Four-Party Politics

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. After the European elections in May, they could legitimately claim to have done that, having topped the poll with 27.5% of the vote. It was the first time since the 1906 general ...

  8. MPs Set To Approve UK Airstrikes In Iraq

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. Bombing raids involving RAF planes could begin within hours of a vote in the Commons which is expected to be overwhelmingly in favour of bombing raids. Desperate to avoid a repeat of the ...

  9. Miliband To Set Out 10-Year Strategy For Britain

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. The centrepiece of his speech is expected to be a major spending pledge on the NHS, likely to be funded with an extra £1bn from a "mansion tax" on homes worth more than ...

  10. Miliband Sets Out 10-Year Strategy For Britain

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. Addressing his party in Manchester, the Labour leader will outline a 10-year plan for Britain over two parliamentary terms and spell out a "national mission" with six goals for the country's future ...

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