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Red Wedge (1986)

In a desperate attempt to prevent a third consecutive Tory victory at the looming General Election, Red Wedge – a coalition of Socialist-minded musicians including Paul Weller, Billy Bragg and the Communards – embarked on a tour of Britain in 1986 to raise money and election support for the British Labour Party.

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Their cunning plan to unseat Margaret Thatcher involved having their photo taken with Labour leader Neil Kinnock at every opportunity.

Unsurprisingly it failed, and Thatcher was re-elected a few months later.