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Dunny-on-the-Wold is a constituency that figures prominently in Dish and Dishonesty, the first episode of Blackadder the Third. Described as a half-acre in the Suffolk fens, Dunny-on-the-Wold is a rotten borough with more animals than voters. In fact, it has only one active voter. It was originally represented by Sir Talbot Buxomly, the MP with the worst attendance record in Parliament. Following Sir Talbot's death, S. Baldrick was elected MP. Despite the constituency's small range and voter roll, four different political parties vied for the seat.

The official population of Dunny-on-the-Wold consists of:

  • Three rather mangy cows
  • A dachshund named Colin
  • A small hen in its late 40s
  • One actual human who is the sole voter in the borough. He however dies when he, very sadly, accidentally, brutally cut his head off while combing his hair. Blackadder takes his place and casts his 16,472 votes on the Adder Party.


The name Dunny-on-the-Wold translates from quasi Middle English as "outhouse on the moor".