A defeated Conservative councillor who lost her seat to the UK Independence Party (Ukip) in Thursday's local elections has launched a scathing attack on prime minister David Cameron, saying: "I don't believe a word he says."
Alexis McEvoy, a former councillor in Hampshire, said the Conservatives "don't stand up for anything anymore".
On the Telegraph's website, she wrote: "David Cameron says he'll have a referendum, but no-one believes a word he says.
"I don't believe a word he says, and I'm a lifelong Conservative.
"For some unknown reason, David Cameron and his advisers seem to think that a lot of Conservative voters' values are out of date and need to be modernised and thrown out."
She added: "We stood up for things in the past. We don't stand up for anything any more."
Outspoken Tory MP Nadine Dorries tweeted that it was "very sad for a lifelong councillor".
McEvoy lost her seat for the South Waterside ward of Hampshire County Council to Ukip candidate Philip Fawkes, whose party gained 10 seats across the county.