You're here: Home - Sky News - Sky News blocked from Conservative Party due to Political Coverage?

Sky News blocked from Conservative Party due to Political Coverage?

Sky News blocked from Conservative Party due to Political Coverage?
Updated: Thursday 18 May 2017

Sky News today released a statement saying it is being blocked from parts of the Conservative Party campaign due to its political coverage.

In a statement, Sky News said: “Since early in the election campaign, Sky News has not been getting live interviews on election issues with Conservative ministers.

“Also, we weren’t initially invited to follow the leader’s tour. We understand this to be because members of the prime minister’s team are unhappy with aspects of our political coverage.

“Sky News stands by its journalism and is committed to fair, impartial and accurate reporting of all the political parties.”

It’s not clear on why the Tory party is blocking Sky, but on the first day of the snap election campaign – before the Prime Minister made her announcement – Sky News presenter Adam Boulton, speculated on air that one possible explanation for this unexpected announcement could be the PM’s health.

Shortly afterwards Bolton received a text from Fiona Hill, Downing Street chief-of-staff, saying: “You might want to tell Bunter that he should watch what he is saying about my boss’s health, utterly unfounded and untrue.”

Also, members of Thersea May’s team were apparently annoyed by an exclusive story from Beth Rigby, Sky’s senior political correspondent, that foreign secretary Boris Johnson was being kept off the campaign trail because he was considered a liability.

Piers Morgan signs two year contract with Good Morning Britain

Piers Morgan today announced he has signed a two year extension with ITV’s breakfast show, Good Morning Britain. “BREAKING: Bad news for Britain, even worse news for @susannareid100…. I just signed a new deal to stay on @GMB for 2 more years. #TheFoghornStays,” said Piers….

100 Women: Sky News debate on gender equality fronted by Kay Burley

Sky News will broadcast a special debate today to discuss one of the biggest topics of the moment – gender equality. ‘100 Women’ will feature women from all walks of life to find out what they really think about fair pay and opportunities, what it…

Former BBC Breakfast presenter Bill Turnbull has prostate cancer

Former BBC Breakfast presenter Bill Turnbull has revealed he is suffering from prostate and bone cancer which is incurable. The 62-year-old has gone public with this news in a bid to encourage other men to get their prostates checked. Bill admitted he had not visited…

Darren McCaffrey accepts snowman building challenge

Who else wants to see @DMcCaffreySKY build a snowman before he goes back on air from Ireland in an hour?! — Alistair Bunkall (@AliBunkallSKY) March 2, 2018 Me. — TV Newsroom (@TVNewsroom) March 2, 2018 Yes @DMcCaffreySKY! Good sport! — Alistair Bunkall…

Colin Brazier’s wife Joanna Roughton has terminal cancer

The wife of Sky News presenter Colin Brazier has been told her cancer is terminal. Jo, who was first diagnosed with third-stage breast cancer more than five years ago, was told the disease has returned with terminal prognosis. Writing in the Catholic Herald, Colin said…