|Member of the Australian Parliament
18 October 1980 – 24 March 1990
|Preceded by||Roger Johnston|
|Succeeded by||Simon Crean|
|Born||27 September 1927
|Died||22 June 2014
|Political party||Australian Labor Party|
Lewis (Bata) Kent (8 September 1927 - 22 June 2014) 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. 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.
Files released by ASIO show Lewis Kent was intent on terrorist activities against the Croatian Community. 
Kent died in June 2014.
- 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
- Carr, Adam (2008). "Australian Election Archive". Psephos, Adam Carr's Election Archive. Retrieved 2008-06-15.
- "Lewis Kent Obituary" The Age. Retrieved 30 July 2014.
|Parliament of Australia|
|Member for Hotham
1980 – 1990
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