toggle menu
Live: 2GO
 
Listen live

Majority of Coasties vote 'Yes'

Stats breakdown.

Majority of Coasties vote 'Yes'

UPDATE: Robertson MP Lucy Wicks has reaffirmed her commitment to voting in favor of any forthcoming legislation to allow same-sex couples to marry, following this morning's Postal Survey results.

"It's always been not about my say - even though I have been very public about my views - it's always been about what people on the Central Coast have been saying. The overwhelming majority of Australians voted yes and I will be reflecting that result in Parliament."

Dobell MP Emma McBride has also made a statement about her intentions.

"As someone with a strong belief in equal rights I will vote for legislation so same-sex couples can marry the person they love in the country they love. This can be done before Christmas. It's time."

Post

EARLIER: Voters on the Central Coast have mirrored people across Australia, and returned a majority "Yes' vote for the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey.

Post

The full results of the survey can be found here: https://marriagesurvey.abs.gov.au/results/nsw.html

In Robertson AND Dobell, 65.7% of those voted ticked the "Yes' box, with 90,462 voting in Dobell and 89,303 voting in Robertson. While up in Shortland - the Lake Macquarie electorate which includes Gwandalan, San Remo and Lake Munmorah - 62,455 voted, 67.7% 'Yes'.

Overall around 200,000 Coasties sent back their forms.

Malcolm Turnbull says it's now Parliament's job to get on with legislating for Marriage Equality. Both Emma McBride (Dobell) and Lucy Wicks (Robertson) have indicated they will support legislation that goes before Parliament. Shortland's Pat Conroy will also vote in favor.

;