Two things occur to me:Normally you can never get them to do your job and help you, the bunch of useless f*ckwits. It was obvious he was only representing her so he could get into her knickers.
At the level of Deputy General Secretary of the Police Federation, apart from still drawing a police salary, he would have been as involved in day to day policing duties as Tom Winsor. He was a police officer in name only.
Workplace reps (the most junior level of the police federation hierarchy) represent federated members on matters involving discipline or welfare. As a Deputy General Secretary, he would be involved only in matters of Police Federation policy.