I also attended the meeting and some of the points were well made and you and your fellow organisers are to be congratulated on convening a meeting so well attended.
I couldn't hear much of what Andrew Stunell was saying as he was at the front and I wasn't, and I don't really know what Darren Palmer looks like. I did see Councillor KD, he was stood up at the back a few seats away rom me. I overheard a conversation that he had with some attendees after the meeting, I don't think that it was meant to be private, it isn't my place to divulge it's content, but the gist of it was that he ....'came to listen.' Perhaps you should contact him and ask him why he did come. The point I would take away from his attendance was that he attended.
I don't really think that outgoing MP's and unsuccessful parliamentary candidates can be much help here. but if we are to achieve anything we really need to work with our local Councillors. I personally think that saying that they are indifferent and that they don't listen is going to be unhelpful to our cause.
How do you know that they are indifferent and unlistening. Have you had meetings with them that suggest this or have you just fired off a couple of emails and been unhappy with the response?