Open main menu

The Left Alliance was a small political group in Fife, Scotland.

"We're known as the hammer and sickle of Fife politics."

William Clarke[1]

The Left Alliance had two out of 78 seats on Fife Council. They were Willie Clarke, who represents Ballingry and Lochore, and Alexander Maxwell, who represented Cowdenbeath. Clarke is a member of the Communist Party of Scotland and Maxwell was a member of Democratic Left Scotland.[1]

Both seats are part of the former Fife coalfield and were in the past held by predessor organisation, the Communist Party of Great Britain.

In 2016 Willie Clarke still represented Ballingry[2] sponsored by the Communist Party of Scotland,[3] although he was officially classed as Independent. Maxwell lost his seat in the 2012 local elections. In the 2017 local elections no members of the alliance were elected.[4]


  1. ^ a b Abrahams, Tim (10 March 2002). "In Marx We Trusted". The Sunday Herald. Scotland. Archived from the original on 26 February 2011. Retrieved 15 February 2010.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-06-03. Retrieved 2016-05-13.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^
  4. ^ Crow, Allan; Henderson, Neil (5 May 2017). "Local Elections: Latest results updated..." Fife Today. Retrieved 27 October 2017.