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. Cameron Faces Biggest International Dilemma

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. But the crisis triggered by the murder of British hostage David Haines has plunged David Cameron into the biggest international dilemma of his four years as Prime Minister. Of course, Mr Cameron had ...

  2. Doubts About Legality Of Snatching Passports

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. But since then he has written two hard-hitting newspaper articles full of stirring words, staged a hastily-arranged news conference in Downing Street and now made a lengthy statement to MPs outlining new anti-terror ...

  3. Should Boris Fight Carswell For Clacton?

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. Now Douglas Carswell has become the latest MP to defect to another political party, joining UKIP and plunging the Tory high command into turmoil by resigning his seat and triggering a nightmare by-election ...

  4. 'Yes' Vote Would Cause 'Political Earthquake'

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. The Prime Minister has insisted he won't resign if Scotland votes for independence. But if it does, there will immediately be pressure for him to go from within his own party. "It ...

  5. 'Asbos For Extremists' To Tackle UK Jihadists

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. Mrs May will announce a three-point plan to counter British Muslim extremists, warning that the security threat to the UK will continue for decades. The measures would target the activities of radical preachers ...

  6. Straw Joins Commons Backlash Against Bercow

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. The respected Labour grandee is backing protests against the Speaker's attempt to install a controversial Australian as the most senior official in the Commons. Mr Straw, a former Home Secretary, Foreign Secretary ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...


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