Lewis Kent

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Lewis Kent
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Hotham
In office
18 October 1980 – 24 March 1990
Preceded by Roger Johnston
Succeeded by Simon Crean
Personal details
Born 27 September 1927
Subotica, Yugoslavia
Died 22 June 2014(2014-06-22) (aged 86)
Victoria, Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Occupation Stationmaster, Politician

Lewis "Bata" Kent (8 September 1927 – 22 June 2014), born Lajco Kopolnai,[1] was an Australian politician. He was born in Subotica in the former Yugoslavia (now located in Serbia), and worked as a stationmaster before entering politics. In 1980, he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the Labor member for Hotham.[2] He held the seat until 1990, when he attempted to transfer to the newly created Corinella; he was unsuccessful, being defeated by Liberal candidate Russell Broadbent.[3]

Kent died in June 2014.[4]


  1. ^ Wright, Tony (13 March 2010). "Harry's Truman Show on the air". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 9 June 2016. 
  2. ^ Lyle Allan (1985), 'Ethnic Politics in the ALP,' in P.R.Hay, J. Halligan, J.Warhurst and B.Costar (eds.), Essays on Victorian Politics, Warrnambool Institute Press, Warrnambool, Victoria, page 141. ISBN 0-949759-06-6
  3. ^ Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Archived from the original on 20 July 2007. Retrieved 2008-06-15. 
  4. ^ "Lewis Kent Obituary" The Age. Retrieved 30 July 2014.
Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Roger Johnston
Member for Hotham
1980 – 1990
Succeeded by
Simon Crean