UKIP gives winning Tories a scare in poll
The Conservative Party squeaked home in a narrow by-election victory over the UK Independence Party in Devon.
David Hurley won the Shebbear and Langtree ward by 23 votes and will now represent the area at Tory-run Torridge district council.
Mr Hurley got 240 votes, closely followed by Penny Mills with 217, Green candidate Colin Jones with 41 and Bob Wooton, independent, with 10.
The Conservatives retained control of the county council in May, losing three seats, but UKIP took four seats, the first at the authority.
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The Liberal Democrats, who came second in polls in 2007 and 2011, did not stand.