WORCESTER'S MP has intervened into the saga over who runs the city council - urging the Tories, Labour and Greens to strike a deal.

Conservative MP Robin Walker has issued a rallying call to all three parties by saying many voters do want them to come together.

He has also voiced his fears about the implications of the current, convoluted negotiations breaking down, saying the city must avoid a long "period of uncertainty".

It comes as the leader of Worcester’s Labour group penned a letter to this newspaper saying he fully intends to “implement the Labour policies for which we were elected”.

In Councillor Adrian Gregson’s note, published on our newspaper's letters page today, he insists he wants to push on with the policies “widely advertised” in Labour’s manifesto.

Mr Walker said: "I'm on the record as saying I want all Worcester's parties to work together and if we can find a way of doing that, great.

"It's an unusual situation but what we don't want is a long period of uncertainty in which a lot of the current policies are put into reverse.

"So if all three of them can come together I'd welcome it and I think a lot of my constituents actually would too, given the council's in no overall control."

He also said if the Green Party did end up backing a Labour administration it would vindicate his party's warnings before the elections.

"If the Greens did put a Labour administration in we'd be in a position to say 'I told you so'," he said.

"If we can avoid that it would be positive, let's see if something can be done."

Ever since the end of last week Worcester Green Party, which ultimately holds the balance of power with its two councillors, has been negotiating with both sides.

Councillor Marc Bayliss, the Tory leader of the authority, has already suggested he feels a three-party solution is possible as a way of keeping him in control.

It comes as some Labour councillors said they feared the council being "stuck in limbo" unless whatever deal is struck is robust.

One backbencher, who did not want to be named, said: "We had our meeting on Monday night but very little was said about what's going on, it was just procedural stuff.

"I can see what the Greens are doing, they want to take the sting out of local politics, so to speak, that's how they got in at Brighton by occupying this soft, middle ground of working together.

"Who knows what will happen, but whatever new administration is formed it has to be able to make decisions."

A Green deal with either Labour or the Conservatives still seems the most likely outcome, ahead of a vote at the Annual Council this Tuesday.

Last week's dramatic election outcome left Worcester with 17 Conservative councillors and 16 Labour, from the 35 in total.

It was the only English council where the Tories lost overall control.

Councillor Gregson's letter, sent to this newpaper yesterday, was written on behalf of all the Labour councillors re-elected last week.

He said: "We will now do our best to implement the Labour policies for which we were elected, widely advertised in our manifesto, in whatever governance structure emerges in the city council in the coming days."