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. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Miliband Promotes 'Plain Speakers' In Reshuffle

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. And coinciding with an accusation in the Labour-supporting New Statesman magazine that he is out of touch with ordinary voters, he has promoted two plain speakers - Michael Dugher and Lucy Powell. Mr Dugher ...

  7. Theresa May Accused Of Bungling Over Inquiry

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. Yet in her resignation letter to Theresa May, the lawyer and Lord Mayor of London said she was standing aside because she wouldn't have "widespread victim support". Both are true. And it ...

  8. Terrier Vaz Is Chasing May Over Abuse Inquiry

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. And Keith Vaz, the indefatigable and tenacious chairman of the Home Affairs Committee, claims Theresa May is guilty of far worse than carelessness. Threatening to haul Alderman Fiona Woolf before his committee for ...

  9. Jim Murphy Sets Scene For Explosive Clash

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. Several hours after Sky News sources revealed he would make his announcement on Thursday, the 47-year-old told the Daily Record it was time for a fresh start for the party in Scotland. But ...

  10. Are The Conservatives Trying To Out-UKIP UKIP?

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. So was his use of the word "swamped" about migrants in UK towns a gaffe or deliberately provocative and inflammatory? Here was a senior Tory using UKIP language. Was it a cynical appeal ...

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