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.[citation needed] 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.