Early results from today’s count suggests that Wexford has voted YES on the 2015 Marriage Referendum.
Tallies from rural areas of Wexford have put the YES vote ahead at 2:1 (66%), with both rural Gorey and Ferns coming in at approx. 65% in favour. Meanwhile, early indications suggest that urban Gorey has voted 70%+ YES.
Early results from Enniscorthy and Oylegate have also pointed towards a 66% vote for the YES side, with rural New Ross and Campile running a little closer at approx. 60%.
Results in urban areas are expected to strengthen the YES vote in County Wexford even further, with some predictions placing the final result at 3:1.
While speaking to The Independent, Fianna Fail Cllr. Malcolm Byrne said that the YES vote will achieve a “landslide victory” in County Wexford, while Labour TD Brendan Howlin has said that the early results in rural Wexford were “fantastic”.
Meanwhile, there was a sense of amusement on Facebook and Twitter after news emerged that the vote count in NO campaigner Senator Jim Walsh’s area of New Ross was 74% YES.