A BREAK down of Herefordshire votes in the European Parliamentary election show UKIP finishing a close second to the Tories.
The county is included in the West Midlands European constituency which elected three UKIP MEPs to its seven seats.
Anthea McIntyre, from Ross-on-Wye, was one of two Tory MEPs returned with Labour taking the remaining two seats.
MEPs elected in the West Midlands were:
1 Jill Seymour (UKIP)
2 Neena Gill (Labour)
3 Philip Bradbourn (Conservative)
4 Jim Carver (UKIP)
5 Sîon Simon (Labour)
6 Anthea McIntyre (Conservative)
7 Bill Etheridge (UKIP)
In Herefordshire, just 267 votes kept UKIP from taking top spot off the Tories with both parties dominating vote share.
Final results for Herefordshire were:
An Independence from Europe 762
British National Party 355
Conservative Party 15,717
English Democrats 346
Green Party 4,367
Harmony Party 52
Labour Party 4,995
Liberal Democrats 4,094
UK Independence Party (UKIP) 15,450
We Demand A Referendum Now 865