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. 'Relief Rally' For Tory MPs After Miller Quits

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. "A day ago this would have been a showdown, but tonight it was more like a relief rally," said one senior Tory after the 1922 Committee meeting, which lasted barely half an hour ...

  2. Conservative MPs Refuse To Back Maria Miller

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. When Sky News asked should Mr Cameron sack Maria Miller, two out of 39 MPs contacted said yes and only one said no. The rest of the 16 who responded declined to comment ...

  3. Labour Plays A Canny Game On Maria Miller

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. The Opposition knows only too well that it won't be Labour MPs that force her out, but Tory backbenchers, grandees and her Cabinet colleagues. On the day he was again championing his ...

  4. David Cameron: 'Sky News Keeps Me On My Toes'

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. His candid admission came as he answered questions from workers at Vodafone UK in his home town of Newbury. Mr Cameron said: "I sometimes sit in the Cabinet room, which is such an ...

  5. Unite Chief Deals Labour Another Painful Blow

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. At Labour’s special conference on union reforms a month ago, he made a blockbuster speech in which he declared: "This is our party. And we’re going nowhere." But now the union ...

  6. Claims Of Union 'Bully-Boy Tactics' Probed

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. Headed by a top QC, the review will examine claims of intimidation and extreme behaviour, including so-called "leverage tactics" used by the Unite union at Grangemouth. The probe could lead to recommendations for ...

  7. European Elections: UKIP Looks Certain To Gain

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. But this week, on Wednesday evening, MEPs and their staff and Brussels-based British journalists headed over to the bar, not to watch Ronaldo, Messi or Rooney, but another European clash: the TV debate ...

  8. Budget 2014: New £1 Coin Is Blast From The Past

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. The new coin, aimed at stamping out forgeries and counterfeits, will replace the £1 coin that was introduced more than 30 years ago and resemble the pre-decimalisation 12-sided "threepenny bit". According to the ...

  9. Tony Benn: 'Controversial, But Courteous'

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. And it's true that as he grew older Benn changed from a charismatic and dynamic minister in the mainstream of government to a divisive left-winger who split the Labour Party, before becoming ...

  10. Labour Conference's 'Great British Bake-Off'

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. So had the Labour leader bitten off more than he could chew, by proposing that union members would have to opt in to Labour membership rather than be affiliated automatically? Hardly, as it ...


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