Red Front (UK)

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Red Front was a socialist electoral coalition in the United Kingdom which stood thirteen candidates in the 1987 general election.[1]

Its main component was the Revolutionary Communist Party of Frank Furedi, while it also attracted the support of the tiny Revolutionary Democratic Group, Red Action and a few independents. The RCP were hugely optimistic about its potential and spoke of it in time replacing the Labour Party as the main left wing force in British politics. However, its candidates shared only 3,177 votes in total and as a result was abandoned shortly after the election.


  1. ^ "Election 87: 2,327 seek your vote". The Times. 9 June 1987.