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. New Plan For TV Election Debates: Reports

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. It is understood the broadcasters are now proposing to include not just the Greens but also the Scottish National Party and Plaid Cymru in two of the three debates. The old proposals - dubbed ...

  2. Shy Leon Brittan Had A Turbulent Career

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. He was a minister of state at the Home Office and destined for the Cabinet, like the rest of the so-called "Cambridge Mafia" of the Thatcher era - Kenneth Clarke, Michael Howard, John Gummer ...

  3. Shy Lord Brittan Had A Turbulent Career

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. He was a minister of state at the Home Office and destined for the Cabinet, like the rest of the so-called "Cambridge Mafia" of the Thatcher era - Kenneth Clarke, Michael Howard, John Gummer ...

  4. How Reliable Are Political Opinion Polls?

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. The data suggests Labour's opinion poll ratings in 2014 were 3% to 4% higher than the party polled in the European and local elections, as well as five Parliamentary by-elections. In the ...

  5. Miliband: A Million Could Be Denied A Vote

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. He is launching a drive to register voters who have disappeared from the electoral register, particularly in towns and cities with high numbers of students and young people. :: Click here to visit the ...

  6. PM To Seek Merkel's Support On EU Migration

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. He will set out his demands for renegotiation of Britain's EU membership prior to a referendum which he said last weekend he would hold in 2017 or sooner. Before talks at Downing ...

  7. Osborne To Attack Labour's Spending Plans

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. Mr Osborne, Theresa May, William Hague, Nicky Morgan and Sajid Javid will claim Labour's commitments for its first year in office alone total many billions of pounds. The Conservative attack will coincide ...

  8. Tories And Labour Clash On Health And Wealth

    Posted by - Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent. After his controversial poster claiming the Government has halved Britain's deficit, branded a fib by opponents, David Cameron is claiming Labour would increase the debt interest bill by £13.5bn in the ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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