WORCESTER’S Renew Party candidate has dropped out of next month’s General Election in a tactical move to give Labour a better chance of kicking the Conservatives into touch.

Luke Shaw announced on Thursday he was stepping aside to better help usher Labour’s Lynn Denham into the constituency hot seat, but said he expects another election in the next one to two years, regardless.

“And I fully expect to win,” he told the Worcester News yesterday.

The 30-year-old, of Broadheath, believes "nothing much is going to change" from the last three years, regardless of the outcome on December 12.

Tory Prime Minister Boris Johnson will at best win a slim majority and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn can only hope for a coalition, said Mr Shaw. But thinks the latter would be better for Brexit.

He described ‘helping out’ Labour as a hard pill to swallow but the “lesser of two evils” as the last nine years under the Conservatives has been a disaster for the country, so he believes.

“Labour in Worcester have the best chance of beating Robin Walker, any votes I take from her [Mrs Denham] are very dangerous.”

Mr Shaw, who works in business development and is a former Liberal Democrat, said the best outcome for Brexit is a second referendum, or failing that simply revoking Article 50.

While a Johnson-Farage-style no deal would unlikely get through parliament with an even further weakened Conservative Party, particularly if the Anti-Tory alliance works as planned.

And besides, whatever happens next month the country will be asking the EU for an extension in January, said Mr Shaw.

“There were huge lies [in the first Referendum] and the deal on offer is nothing like what was promised,” he continued.

“Let’s have a plan in place. I am not saying cancel Brexit. I do think we have to have a second Referendum.”

Mr Shaw said if a bigger majority of the people again want Brexit, once all the cards are on the table, then so be it. He will support the decision.

Having travelled across much of the country, he believes come the next hypothetical election in 2020 or 2021, people will be better ready to put the Brexit debacle behind them, paving the way for the likes of Renew.

Mr Shaw argues the Conservatives and Labour have both jumped too far right and left, respectively, of their original positions, and there’s space for a central party like Renew.

“We are for real everyday people standing up and taking charge in their communities... Renew was not formed because of Brexit,” he added. Mr Shaw believes over the last three years the likes of NHS, social housing and the homeless have wrongly been ignored.