There are 3 councillors (previously 4) for the area; as of 4 May 2017, one councillor each from the Scottish Green PartyScottish National Party, and Scottish Labour represent the ward.

Hillhead is one of the 23 wards of Glasgow City Council. Situated to the west of the city centre, it currently covers the areas of Hillhead, WoodsideWoodlandsKelvinbridge and North Kelvinside. It also includes Kelvingrove Park, the University of Glasgow, and is served by the Glasgow Subway stations of St. George’s CrossKelvinbridge, and Hillhead.