Bristol MP Kerry McCarthy has a blog here which I've found thanks to Hopi Sen. Lobbying on Bristol's Transport needs has paid off. It was a McCarthy EDM aiming to save the Severn beach line from diminished service after Lib Dem cuts which John Leech MP refused to sign. In fact, though he missed signing the attempted deflection of blame tabled by Stephen Williams MP he did help generate an amendment effectively supporting Bristol Lib Dems with their cut in subsidy.
Not quite what I had in mind when I asked a local MP to intercede.
The short-lived Lib Dem regime in the Council House was swiftly ended, and the service - which I used to use twice a day, commuting from Sea Mills station (above) - now has a future with direct subsidy restored. Thanks to Kerry, PPC Paul Smith and others. No thanks to John Leech MP, John Hemming MP and the other Lib Dem hatchet men.