Tay was born in Surrey but moved to Maidstone after completing her MA in Archaeology. Having lived here all her working life she is passionate about the area and its community. Tay has worked in local government since 2008 and from this has an excellent understanding of planning, transport and biodiversity. She cares deeply about transport issues, especially providing opportunities for walking and cycling as well as the environment and housing. She is secretary for the Maidstone Cycle Campaign Forum.
Family is hugely important to Tay and she is married with two children who go to school in Maidstone.
Tay wants to be a councillor to enable her to further support residents.