THE Conservative Party has announced the names of two Parliamentary candidates it is fielding in the General Election.

Dr Emma Hogan will take on Green MP Caroline Lucas in Brighton Pavilion and city councillor Robert Nemeth will vie with Labour’s Peter Kyle for Hove and Portslade.

Dr Hogan said: “This is going to be an exciting new challenge. I will give it my all and believe that the constituency is ripe for a change.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to represent my fellow Brightonians with all the issues we care so deeply about. If you see me out and about in the constituency with my lovely rescue dogs, Megan and Jackie, please come and say hello.”

Dr Hogan was one of Brighton and Sussex medical school’s first graduates and works as an NHS psychiatrist.

She said she gained “first hand experience of the needs and concerns of the Brighton population as a junior doctor working on the front line”.

Cllr 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.”

Cllr Nemeth represents Wish Ward on Brighton and Hove’s City Council. He is a commercial beekeeper and said he has a keen interest in the natural environment and Hove seafront.

He said he has helped stop unpopular changes to the city’s secondary school catchment areas and worked hard to “highlight anomalies in the city council’s rough-sleeping statistics”.