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. Lib Dems Fear Losing 11 Seats At Election

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. The estimate is based on secret opinion polling seen by leading figures in Nick Clegg's party and obtained by Sky News. But they are predicting they will hold 28 seats, half their ...

  2. Miliband In 'Costed, Credible And Funded' Pledge

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. In a speech on tackling the deficit, he pledged that a Labour government would cut spending year-on-year in all Whitehall departments apart from health and international development until the deficit has been dealt ...

  3. Miliband Sets Out Labour's Stall On Economy

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. In a speech on tackling the deficit, he pledged that a Labour government would cut spending year-on-year in all Whitehall departments apart from health and international development until the deficit has been dealt ...

  4. Ed Miliband Sets Out Labour's Stall On Economy

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. In a speech on tackling the deficit, he will pledge that a Labour government would cut spending year on year in all Whitehall departments apart from health and international development until the deficit ...

  5. Blair Summoned Over NI 'On-The-Runs' Scheme

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. Nearly nine months after first asking him to attend, MPs on the all-party Northern Ireland Affairs Committee unanimously agreed to order the former prime minister to appear on 14 January. The so-called "on-the-runs ...

  6. Labour Ahead In Polls Despite Flag Row

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. Despite fierce criticism of Ed Miliband over his instant dismissal of shadow attorney general Emily Thornberry, it is the Tories who have lost support since the Rochester and Strood by-election. The latest weekly ...

  7. Sky Sources: Ex-PM Gordon Brown To Quit As MP

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. One close colleague predicted he may write to Labour Party members in his Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath constituency as early as the next few days and make a formal announcement before Christmas. "Gordon always ...

  8. Sky Sources: Gordon Brown To Stand Down As MP

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. One close colleague predicted he may write to Labour Party members in his Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath constituency as early as the next few days and make a formal announcement before Christmas. "Gordon always ...

  9. Miliband: Critics Know We Can Win Election

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. In a speech already dismissed by the Conservatives as his "10th relaunch", he will also confront the threat to Labour from UKIP and admit his party made mistakes on immigration. But it comes ...

  10. Has Bacon Butty Ed Miliband Had His Chips?

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. The Labour leader himself declared: "This is nonsense. My focus, the Labour Party's focus, is on the country and the things that matter to the country. That's the cost-of-living crisis, it ...

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