With just four days left before Eastleigh goes to the polls the pressure is mounting on the main candidates.

Today, the Daily Echo looks beyond the rows and political mud-slinging to discover the real personalities behind the rosettes.

Reporters LUKE TUGBY and MELANIE ADAMS speak to the by-election candidates from the four main parties to delve into their backgrounds and discover what might have shaped their views.

Click on the link below for each of the candidates.

Maria Hutchings - Conservative

John O'Farrell - Labour

Mike Thornton - Liberal Democrat

Diane James - UKIP