Red Front (UK)

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Red Front was a socialist electoral coalition in the United Kingdom which stood fourteen 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 was 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, Red Front candidates shared only 3,177 votes in total and as a result it was abandoned shortly after the election.

Election results[edit]

General election 11 June 1987

Constituency Candidate Votes % Position
Birmingham Sparkbrook Pervaiz Khan 229 0.7 5
Bristol South Carol Margaret Meghji 149 0.3 5
Glasgow Central Derek Owen 126 0.4 7
Hackney North and Stoke Newington Yasmini Train Anwar 228 0.6 5
Hammersmith P. John Francis Fitzpatrick 125 0.4 5
Holborn and St. Pancras Michael James Gavan 300 0.7 4
Knowsley North David Hallsworth 538 1.4 4
Manchester Gorton Miss Pam Lawrence 253 0.6 4
Manchester Wythenshawe Miss Susan Connelly 216 0.5 4
Newcastle upon Tyne Central Kirk Williams 111 0.2 5
Nottingham East Kenan Malik 212 0.5 4
Pontefract and Castleford Daniel McFarlane Lees 295 0.6 4
Sheffield Central Ceri Teresa Dingle 278 0.7 4
Vauxhall Kunle Oluremi 117 0.3 6

References[edit]

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