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14/09/2015 12:47 BST | Updated 14/09/2015 13:59 BST

One-Third Of Jeremy Corbyn's Shadow Cabinet Nominated Andy Burnham For Leader

Jeremy Corbyn's new Shadow Cabinet is dominated by MPs who nominated Andy Burnham in the leadership election.

Burnham's backers total 11, around one-third of the top table, while eight MPs nominated Yvette Cooper.

Corbyn's team on the frontbench for the first time

The break-down underlines how the new leader struggled to even get on the ballot, which was decided entirely by MPs, despite his thumping victory on Saturday.

The nominations by MPs is the only public record of their support. Some MPs who "lent" Mr Corbyn their backing so the left-winger could take part in the contest switched their preference, but their votes otherwise appeared to remain the same.

Three of Mr Corbyn's most high-profile backers from the start - fellow left-wingers John McDonnell, Jon Trickett and Diane Abbott - were given Cabinet berths. Gloria De Piero was the sole Liz Kendall supporter to accept a job offer.

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Mr Corbyn today said his Cabinet was "unifying, dynamic, inclusive", and his supporters will point to how it reflects the left and right of the party.

But his negotiations were hamstrung as several senior figures who served under Ed Miliband have refused to join Corbyn's team or have not been offered jobs. Chuka Umunna, Yvette Cooper, Liz Kendall, Tristram Hunt, Caroline Flint and others have all moved to the backbenches.

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11 MPs In The Shadow Cabinet Who Nominated Andy Burnham

Andy Burnham - Shadow Home Secretary

Hilary Benn - Shadow Foreign Secretary

Heidi Alexander - Shadow Secretary of State for Health

Lucy Powell - Shadow Secretary of State for Education

Owen Smith - Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

Lisa Nandy - Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

Lilian Greenwood -Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

Nia Griffith - Shadow Secretary of State for Wales

Kerry McCarthy - Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Michael Dugher - Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

Luciana Berger - Shadow Minister for Mental Health

8 MPs In The Shadow Cabinet Who Nominated Yvette Cooper

Seema Malhotra - Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury

Maria Eagle - Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

Chris Bryant - Shadow Leader of the House of Commons

Vernon Coaker - Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland

Kate Green - Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities

Catherine McKinnell - Shadow Attorney General

Jonathan Ashworth - Shadow Minister without Portfolio

John Healey - Shadow Minister for Housing and Planning

3 MPs In The Shadow Cabinet Who Nominated Jeremy Corbyn (4 including Corbyn)

John McDonnell - Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer

Jon Trickett - Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Shadow Minister for the Constitutional Convention

Diane Abbott - Shadow Secretary of State for International Development

One MP In The Shadow Cabinet Who Nominated Liz Kendall

Gloria De Piero - Shadow Minister for Young People and Voter Registration

Did Not Nominate

Tom Watson - Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Party Chair and Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office

Angela Eagle - Shadow First Secretary of State, Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

Rosie Winterton - Opposition Chief Whip

Ian Murray - Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland

Could Not Nominate

Lord Falconer of Thoroton - Shadow Lord Chancellor, Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

Baroness Smith of Basildon - Shadow Leader of the House of Lords

Lord Bassam of Brighton - Lords Chief Whip