Victory for the Finnish left

Gregor Gysi on the Finnish election result which saw a narrow victory by the social democrats over the far right, with a good showing for the radical left.

“As President of the Party of the European Left, I would like to congratulate our Finnish member party Vasemmistoliitto on its election result of 8.3% of the vote and thus 16 seats in the Finnish Parliament. The Communist Party of Finland (SKP) led a dedicated campaign and will continue its fight outside parliament. Despite the electoral successes of the Vasemmistoliitto and Social Democrats in Finland, I am worried about the performance of the right-wing populist Finn Party. In the European election campaign, we must try – with our opposition to right-wing populist and right-wing parties – to attain as many votes for the left as possible. Nationalism and racism should not dominate Europe.”

Left Unity is active in movements and campaigns across the left, working to create an alternative to the main political parties.

About Left Unity   Read our manifesto

Left Unity is a member of the European Left Party.

Read the European Left Manifesto  


Events and protests from around the movement, and local Left Unity meetings.

Mon 23 Sept 11.00-12.30
Remain, reform, revolt: In and against Europe

In Brighton. What does changing Europe mean? What can a left movement – in and out of government – do about democratic reform, the environment, migration, and workers’ rights? Part of The World Transformed 2019 programme.

More info here

September and October
Remain Reform Revolt, public meetings

In Southampton, Manchester, Cambridge, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sunderland. Organised by Another Europe Is Possible and with a great lineup.

More info here.


20-27 Sept
Global Climate Strike

Global climate strikes and a week of actions to demand an end to the age of fossil fuels and emergency action to avoid climate breakdown.

More info here

Sun 29 Sept, 12.00-16.00
Shut Down The Tories – Protest the Tory Party Conference

They shut down Parliament – now we need to shut down the Tories. Be in Manchester to demonstrate.

Details here

8-10 Nov
European Forum, Brussels

The annual event for progressive, environmental and left forces will take place in Brussels. If you are interested in attending contact

More events »


Sign up to the Left Unity email newsletter.


Get the latest Left Unity resources.

Broadsheet: Disaster Capitalism

Transform journal

Broadsheet: No One is Illegal!

More resources »