Simon Price lives at Hilltop House in Pagford with his wife Ruth and two sons Andrew and Paul, but he grew up in The Fields. He works at a printing plant in Yarvil and occasionally engages in criminal activity. He has a bad temper and physically and verbally abuses his wife and sons when they make him angry. He decided to run in the Parish Council election, despite being mosty unknown in Pagford. He is fired from the printing plant and gives up on his campaign after his son Andrew makes an anonymous post on the Pagford Parish Council website saying he is unfit to run because of his criminal behavior.
He often nags Andrew about getting a job, but does not seem particularly happy when Andrew begins working at the Howard Mollison's new restaurant.