Independent shareholders vote against the reappointment of James Murdoch as chairman of Sky.
More than half of Sky's independent shareholders have voted against the reappointment of James Murdoch as chairman of the broadcaster. In total 50.6% voted against Murdoch in the chairman's seat, which he has occupied since April. However, he received 71.5% backing for his reappointment as a director. The Financial Times observes that his support as a director included the 39% of shares owned by 21st Century Fox, the Murdoch-owned media group where James Murdoch is chief executive. The Guardian reports that Sky has i