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Eyes on Boris as the world's media gathers at Brunel University

The Brunel University campus is the centre of the world’s media tonight as UK prime minister Boris Johnson bids to hold his seat.

Broadcasters from Sky News, the BBC and other countries around the globe have gathered in Brunel's Indoor Athletics Centre in preparation for a count that could be of huge significance for the future of British politics.

With Mr Johnson standing for re-election as MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip, the constituency will be closely followed.

Exit polls suggest Mr Johnson will hold power with 368 seats, 50 more than the 2017 general election, while Labour is predicted to win 191 seats.

A total of 326 seats are needed for a majority in the House of Commons, something Theresa May failed to do two years ago.

Mr Johnson has faced a strong challenge in Uxbridge and South Ruislip from Labour’s Ali Milani, a former president of the Brunel Student Union.

The Tories held their seat with a majority of 5,034 votes in the 2017 general election, meaning Milani needs a swing of just 5% to unseat Mr Johnson.

However, the BBC's seat-by-seat exit poll forecast suggests that there is 'virtually no chance' of Mr Johnson losing his seat.

The same poll suggests Jo Swinson, the Liberal Democrat, leader is likely to lose her seat to the SNP.

IKB Insider’s reporters are out and about - More updates to follow.

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