Socialist party Solidarity held a specially reconvened conference last Saturday to discuss its position on the general election. Around 65 people attended.
It was agreed not to stand candidates in May and urge people who voted Yes in the independence referendum last year to “lend their vote to SNP candidates”.
Leading socialist politician Tommy Sheridan is convenor of Solidarity.
Socialist Workers Party members argued against this and instead called on Solidarity to campaign for the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition. They also called for a stronger, more united left in Scotland to resist austerity.