Brighton & Hove Conservatives have announced that Cllr Robert Nemeth will be their Parliamentary Candidate for the Hove and Portslade constituency in the next General Election.
Cllr Nemeth represents Wish Ward on Brighton & Hove City Council and is known well for his work in the local community and at Hove Lagoon in particular. He won his seat from a sitting Labour Councillor in 2015 and increased his majority in May this year.
Various community groups have been set up by Cllr Nemeth who has a keen interest in the natural environment and Hove seafront. He founded both the Friends of Hove Lagoon and Hove Beach Hut Association and was a co-founder of the Secret Garden Group and the Blooming Boundary Campaign (which brought planters to Boundary Road).
Many know Cllr Nemeth for his work in preventing the sale of Hove Library to developers and stopping unpopular changes to the city’s secondary school catchment areas. He has also worked hard to highlight anomalies in the City Council’s rough-sleeping statistics.
Cllr Nemeth is 39 years old and a father of three children under three years old – one girl and two boys. He is an Electrical & Electronic Engineer by qualification and a commercial beekeeper by profession. As a journalist, he wrote over 500 columns on the history of Brighton & Hove. He is a regular at Parkrun on both Hove Promenade and at Hove Park and takes part in most of the city’s annual running events.
In response to his recent selection, Cllr Robert Nemeth said: “It means so much to me that I have been picked to stand for Parliament in the community that I hold so dear. I will be running an exciting and highly-inclusive campaign so I urge anybody who is keen to get involved to get in touch. It’s going to be fun. I know how passionate my fellow residents are about a wide range of issues which is why I have already started knocking on doors to hear from as many people as possible.”