Stoke resident Chris Humphries was interviewed as part of the BBC’s Newsnight coverage of the forthcoming by-election in the city.
The pensioner supported Britain quitting the Brussels bloc, along with 70 per cent of Stoke voters.
National media have descended on the city as Ukip could take the Labour seat, netting only its second MP if successful in the February 23 vote.
Chris Humphries said she voted for Brexit to get the "elitist Government" to listen
A lot of dim people in Britain
Asked why she backed the historical Leave campaign as part of a TV report, Ms Humphries responded: “I thought that was probably going to be the best thing because we probably could make the elitist Government start thinking about the whole population.”
Ms Humphries, who runs a pensioners club at her local community centre, has since come under fire for her innocent comments.
The pensioner appeared in a Newsnight report on the Stoke by-election
One user replied: “Idiot, Europe doesn't dictate con/lab policies, they do. Nowt will change regarding Stoke, Benefit cuts, tax avoiders etc.”
Another responded: “A lot of dim people in Britain”.
A third said: “She'll know all about it when this elitist govt is free from shackles of EU workers rights – back to the poorhouse”.
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A final added: “Sadly that knee jerk bash at the gov't will lead to an elitist government and the poor and struggling will get poorer still”.
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Paul Nuttall is fighting the seat for Ukip in the Stoke by-election
Ukip leader Paul Nuttall believes winning the Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election would dispel any fears the UK’s departure from the EU would be reversed.
Mr Nuttall, who is standing in the election, claimed it would be “game, set and match for Brexit” if he was successful in winning the seat.
Speaking in the constituency on Tuesday, he said: ”Every voter in the constituency has the opportunity to send a powerful signal to Remain MPs sitting in Leave constituencies that they'd better not attempt to frustrate the will of the people.”