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 2019. He was subsequently chosen to represent the Conservative Party as Parliamentary Candidate for Hove and Portslade.
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 a father of three children – 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.