Former leader of the Labour party Ed Miliband has ruled himself out of serving in new leader Jeremy Corbyn's frontbench team.
Asked if he would serve in a shadow cabinet under Mr Corbyn, he said they had discussed it, but he would be staying on the backbench.
He said: "I believe the right thing for me to do is to be a backbencher, serving my constituency and serving the issues I care about, supporting him on issues I care about, equality and climate change, and that's what I intend to do."
On the election result, he said the party "has made its choice and I think that choice should be respected."
He said the surge in members and affiliated supporters was "a massive opportunity" for Labour and said the challenge was to turn the half a million supporters and members into an "active" part of the party.
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