Tony Abbott's Electorate One Of The Biggest Supporters Of Same-Sex Marriage In The Country

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Tony Abbott's Electorate One Of The Biggest Supporters Of Same-Sex Marriage In The Country

Tony Abbott's electorate has spoken and they do not agree with his stance on same-sex marriage. 

In Mr Abbott's seat of Warringah, there was a 75 per cent 'yes' vote - one of the highest in the country.

On the other side of Sydney Harbour, Malcolm Turnbull's electorate of Wentworth voted 80.8 per cent in favour of change.

Tony Abbott campaigned against same-sex marriage, claiming a "no" vote was a vote against political correctness. 

“Obviously I’ll be voting no – but in the end this is not about the politicians, it’s about the people. It’s about your view," he said.

"And I say to you, if you don’t like same-sex marriage, vote no. If you’re worried about religious freedom, and freedom of speech, vote no. If you don’t like political correctness, vote no – because voting no will help to stop political correctness in its tracks.”

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The former prime minister wasn't the only MP whose views on marriage were rebuffed by the people they purport to represent in parliament.

Western Sydney Labor MPs, who backed the right of same-sex couples to marry, were at odds with their constituents.

In Opposition Leader Bill Shorten's Melbourne seat of Maribyrnong there was a 59.9 per cent 'yes' vote.

 

 

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