'Stupid' flag tweet lands Labour MP Sue Moroney in trouble

  • 29/03/2016
Labour MP Sue Moroney (Simon Wong / Newshub.)
Labour MP Sue Moroney (Simon Wong / Newshub.)

A tweet criticising the owner of a "flash beach house" for flying Kyle Lockwood's alternative flag design has landed Labour MP Sue Moroney in trouble.

The list MP posted a photo on Twitter on Monday of a house where the black and blue silver fern design was still flying on a flag pole outside.

National MP Chris Bishop was among those to criticise Ms Moroney's sentiments, commenting on Twitter that it was an "extraordinarily mean-spirited and stupid tweet".

Labour leader Andrew Little says Ms Moroney's tweet was brought to his attention on Tuesday morning and he's told her he didn't think it was a "good look".

"I thought it was ill-judged and inappropriate," he told reporters.

Ms Moroney has today tweeted an apology:

Voters have decided to stick with the current New Zealand flag, rather than opt for Mr Lockwood's design.

The official result of the referendum will be announced on Wednesday, but it's not expected to differ wildly from the preliminary result announced last Thursday.

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