Daniel Frankel (18 August 1900 – 16 May 1988) was a Labour Party politician in the United Kingdom. He was Member of Parliament (MP) for Mile End from 1935 to 1945.

Frankel worked as a tailor's cutter, and became prominent in the National Union of Tailors and Garment Workers. He joined the Labour Party, and was elected to Stepney Metropolitan Borough Council. In 1929/30, he served as Mayor of Stepney. At the 1931 London County Council election, he won a seat in Mile End, which he retained until 1946.[1]

At the 1935 United Kingdom general election, Frankel won the Mile End seat from the Conservative MP William O'Donovan. He was the first Jewish Labour Party Member of Parliament for a seat in the East End of London. At the 1945 general election, he lost the seat to the Communist Party candidate Philip Piratin, becoming one of a small number of Labour MPs defeated at the election.[1][2]

Outside politics, Frankel was active in the Jewish Friendly Societies Movement.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Rubinstein, William; Jolles, Michael; Rubinstein, Hilary (2011). The Palgrave Dictionary of Anglo-Jewish History. Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 290–291. ISBN 978-1403939104.
  2. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1983) [1969]. British parliamentary election results 1918-1949 (3rd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-06-X.
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
William O'Donovan
Member of Parliament for Mile End
Succeeded by
Philip Piratin