Watch: Jeremy Corbyn Refuses to Answer Questions About New Shadow Cabinet

The newly elected left-wing leader of Britain's Labour party, Jeremy Corbyn, refused to answer journalists questions about why five of the top jobs in the party had all gone to men in an incident which was caught on camera by Sky News.

Corbyn, 66, is seen leaving the Palace of Westminster in the early hours of Monday morning and refusing to respond to questions from journalists about the selection of the shadow cabinet. More than half of the jobs in the shadow cabinet, announced in full on Monday, were taken by women—the first time this has happened in British politics. However, five of the top jobs—leader, deputy leader, chancellor of the exchequer, home secretary and foreign secretary—have all gone to men.

In the video, Corbyn, an MP since 1983, remains silent and stony-faced as journalists, including Sky's Darren McCaffrey, walk with him down the street, asking questions about his shadow cabinet, an appearance on BBC Radio 4's Today program, and when he will talk to the media. Eventually he encounters a member of staff saying: "Tommy, there's people bothering me."

"We're not bothering you, we're from the press," responds McCaffrey, adding: "Jeremy, we're not bothering you, we're just asking legitimate questions about your shadow cabinet appointments. Is this not what you expected as leader of the opposition?" Corbyn does not respond to any of the questions and eventually gets into a car and leaves. The whole encounter lasts around two and three-quarter minutes.

Corbyn was elected Labour leader in a landslide victory announced Saturday afternoon, alongside Tom Watson as deputy leader. Sadiq Khan was chosen as the Labour candidate for London mayor on Friday, beating runner-up Tessa Jowell.

The majority of the cabinet positions were announced on Sunday evening. His leadership rival, Andy Burnham, was given the position of shadow home secretary, while Hilary Benn remains as shadow foreign secretary. The most controversial move was to appoint fellow left-winger John McDonnell as chancellor. McDonnell is a divisive figure in the party, and Corbyn had reportedly been urged to appoint Angela Eagle to the position. Eagle was instead appointed shadow business secretary as well as shadow first secretary of state, meaning she will stand in for Corbyn at the weekly Prime Minister's Questions session in the House of Commons when Prime Minister David Cameron is absent.

Corbyn did eventually speak to the media outside Labour's headquarters on Monday. Addressing the controversy over women in the shadow cabinet, he said: "You're living in the 18th century. That's when the great offices of state were decided. We have a shadow cabinet of a majority of women covering all areas of policy and public life and I think it's a great team. And it reaches out to the entire party and I think that is a bit of an achievement, if I may so."

Corbyn criticized the media in his victory speech on Saturday, labeling the treatment of his family and friends as "intrusive," "abusive" and "simply wrong."

"I say to journalists, attack public political figures, make criticisms of them, that is OK," he said, "that is what politics is about. But please don't attack people who didn't ask to be put in the limelight, merely want to get on with their lives, leave them alone, leave them alone in all circumstances."